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The 16 MLS players going to Conmebol World Cup qualifiers

Lizzy Becherano
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Major League Soccer’s international break began last week, giving players a chance to represent their countries in some of the world’s largest competitions. The league paused for three weeks as national teams participate in Nations League, Concacaf World Cup qualifiers and Conmebol World Cup qualifiers. 

The South American World Cup qualifiers will be divided into two days, June 3 and June 8, ahead of the 2022 tournament in Qatar. 16 MLS players were called up to stand with their country in this prestigious competition. The following is a guide of all MLS players participating - the only Conmebol sides without MLS involvement are Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia and Argentina.


1. Los Angeles FC

Diego Palacios
Diego Palacios for Los Angeles FC vs. Austin FC / Michael Janosz/ISI Photos/Getty Images
  • Diego Palacios (D, Ecuador)
  • Brian Rodriguez (F, Uruguay – on loan at Almeria)

2. Atlanta United

Josef Martinez
Josef Martinez for Atlanta United vs Seattle Sounders FC / Steph Chambers/Getty Images
  • Josef Martinez (F, Venezuela)

3. D.C. United

DC United v New England Revolution
Junior Moreno for DC United vs New England Revolution / Andrew Katsampes/ISI Photos/Getty Images
  • Junior Moreno (M, Venezuela)

4. Chicago Fire FC

Gaston Gimenez
Gaston Gimenez for Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution / Robin Alam/ISI Photos/Getty Images
  • Gaston Gimenez (M, Paraguay)

5. FC Dallas

FBL-LIBERTADORES-EMELEC-LARA
Freddy Vargas during Copa Libertadores / ARIEL OCHOA/Getty Images
  • Freddy Vargas (F, Venezuela)

6. Nashville SC

Jhonder Cadiz
Jhonder Cadiz for Nashville SC vs FC Cincinnati / Brett Carlsen/Getty Images
  • Jhonder Cadiz (F, Venezuela)

7. New York City FC

Alexander Callens
Alexander Callens for New York City FC v D.C. United / Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images
  • Alexander Callens (D, Peru)

8. New York Red Bulls

Cristian Casseres Jr
Cristian Casseres jr. for New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire FC / Ira L. Black - Corbis/Getty Images
  • Cristian Casseres Jr. (M, Venezuela)

9. Philadephia Union

Jose Andres Martinez
Jose Martinez for Philadelphia Union v New England Revolution / Adam Glanzman/Getty Images
  • Jose Martinez (M, Venezuela)

10. Portland Timbers

Felipe Mora
Felipe Mora for Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders FC / Abbie Parr/Getty Images
  • Felipe Mora (F, Chile)

11. Orlando City SC

Pedro Galles
Pedro Gallese for Orlando City SC v New York Red Bulls / Ira L. Black - Corbis/Getty Images
  • Pedro Gallese (GK, Peru)
  • Sebastian Mendez (M, Ecuador)

12. San Jose Earthquakes

Marcos Lopez
Marcos Lopez for San Jose Earthquakes v Sporting Kansas City / Bill Barrett/ISI Photos/Getty Images
  • Marcos Lopez (D, Peru)

13. Seattle Sounders

Raul Ruidiaz
Raul Ruidiaz for Seattle Sounders FC v San Jose Earthquakes / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
  • Xavier Arreaga (D, Ecuador)
  • Raul Ruidiaz (F, Peru)
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