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The 22 MLS players going to Concacaf World Cup qualifiers

Lizzy Becherano
Jun 2, 2021, 10:00 PM GMT+1
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The international break has officially begun, kicking off with the Concacaf World Cup qualifiers running from June 2 to June 8. Concacaf’s best nations will compete to earn a coveted spot in the world’s greatest football competition. 27 matches will be played overall across North and Central America. 

22 MLS players were given the honor to represent their country during the first round of qualifiers. The following is a guide of each MLS player called up and their respective country.

1. Columbus Crew SC

Eloy Room
goalkeeper Eloy Room for Columbus Crew SC / Ira L. Black - Corbis/Getty Images
  • Derrick Etienne (M, Haiti)
  • Liam Fraser (M, Canada)
  • Eloy Room (G, Curacao)

2. Houston Dynamo FC

Zarek Valentin
Houston Dynamo player Zarek Valentin / Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images
  • Darwin Ceren (M, El Salvador)
  • Zarek Valentin (D, Puerto Rico)

3. LA Galaxy

Carlos Miguel Harvey Cesneros
Carlos Harvey during the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup / PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images
  • Carlos Harvey (M, Panama)

4. Los Angeles FC

Mark-Anthony Kaye
Los Angeles Football Club player Mark-Anthony Kaye / Michael Owens/Getty Images
  • Mark-Anthony Kaye (M, Canada)

5. Inter Miami CF

Joevin Jones
Inter Miami CF player Joevin Jones / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
  • Joevin Jones (D, Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Kelvin Leerdam (D, Suriname)

6. Minnesota United FC

Dayne St. Clair
Minnesota United FC player Dayne St. Clair / Justin Casterline/Getty Images
  • Dayne St. Clair (G, Canada)

7. CF Montreal

Samuel Piette
Montreal Impact player Samuel Piette / Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images
  • James Pantemis (G, Canada)
  • Samuel Piette (M, Canada)

8. Nashville SC

Alistair Johnston
Nashville SC player Alistair Johnston / Emilee Chinn/Getty Images
  • Anibal Godoy (M, Panama)
  • Alistair Johnston (D/M, Canada)

9. New England Revolution

Tajon Buchanan
Canada and New England Revolutionary player Tajon Buchanan / Refugio Ruiz/Getty Images
  • Tajon Buchanan (M, Canada)

10. Orlando City SC

New York City FC v Orlando City SC: Round One - MLS Cup Playoffs
Orlando City fans cheering on Wilfredo Rivera / Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images
  • Wilfredo Rivera (M, Puerto Rico)

11. Real Salt Lake

Minnesota United FC v Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake stadium / Chris Gardner/Getty Images
  • Noah Powder (D, Trinidad & Tobago)

12. Toronto FC

Richie Laryea
Toronto FC player Richie Laryea / Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images
  • Richie Laryea (D, Canada)
  • Jonathan Osorio (M, Canada)
  • Luke Singh (D, Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Eriq Zavaleta (D, El Salvador)

13. Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Lucas Cavallini
Vancouver Whitecaps FC player Lucas Cavallini / Bill Barrett/ISI Photos/Getty Images
  • Lucas Cavallini (F, Canada)