Hours before Matt Besler took the field for the United States men’s national team in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, his wife, Amanda, gave birth to their first child.
The couple named their daughter Parker Rhea Besler.
Matt Besler is out of the country for the national-team match, a World Cup qualifier that kicks off at 2:30 p.m. He is in the starting lineup.
The Americans will return home to host Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday in Jacksonville.
Besler’s MLS club, Sporting Kansas City, next plays on Sept. 9, a home match against Houston.