Honduras, Jamaica tab total of 15 MLSers for FIFA date

The US roster for the upcoming FIFA date won’t be released until Sunday, but nearly three dozen MLS players have already gotten their August international assignments.

Including Canada’s roster, which was released on Friday and includes players from all three Canadian MLS clubs, 35 MLS-based players will be representing their home countries next week.

As usual Jamaica have put forth a strong contingent with nine players called in, and are joined at the top of the heap by Honduras with a half-dozen of their own. The Catrachos’ list includes Olympic heroes Jerry Bengtson (New England), Roger Espinoza (Sporting KC) and Mario Martinez (Seattle Sounders), though D.C. United flanker Andy Najar has been allowed to stay with his club.

Also of note is Philadelphia Union defender Carlos Valdés getting the call for his native Colombia. Los Cafeteros managers have been notoriously reluctant to call in MLS-based players in the past, but it looks like the rock-steady central defender has worked his way into the mix. Colombia don't have a game lined up, and are instead set for a four-day training camp in Spain ahead of next month's CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Chile.

Here is the complete list, as of Saturday afternoon, of MLS call-ups for next week’s internationals:

Albania
F - Hamdi Salihi (D.C. United)

Canada
M - Patrice Bernier (Montreal Impact)
M - Julian de Guzman (FC Dallas)
M - Terry Dunfield (Toronto FC)
D - Andre Hainault (Houston Dynamo)
D - Doneil Henry (Toronto FC)
D - Dejan Jakovic (D.C. United)
F - Evan James (Montreal Impact)
D - Ante Jazic (Chivas USA)
M- Will Johnson (Real Salt Lake)
M - Russell Teibert (Vancouver Whitecaps)

Colombia
D - Carlos Valdés (Philadelphia Union)

Costa Rica
D - Roy Miller (New York Red Bulls)

El Salvador
D - Steve Purdy (Portland Timbers)

Estonia
M - Joel Lindpere (New York Red Bulls)

Honduras
M - Marvin Chávez (San Jose Earthquakes)
F - Jerry Bengtson (New England Revolution)
D - Víctor Bernárdez (San Jose Earthquakes)
M - Roger Espinoza (Sporting KC)
M - Boniek García (Houston Dynamo)
M - Mario Martínez (Seattle Sounders)

Jamaica
F - Darren Mattocks (Vancouver Whitecaps)
M - Jermaine Taylor (Houston Dynamo)
M - Je-Vaughn Watson (Houston Dynamo)
M - Lovel Palmer (Portland Timbers)
M - Dane Richards (Vancouver Whitecaps)
D - Shavar Thomas (Montreal Impact)
F - Omar Cummings (Colorado Rapids)
D - Dicoy Williams (Toronto FC)
F - Ryan Johnson (Toronto FC)

Malta
F - Etienne Barbara (Vancouver Whitecaps)

Panama
M - Gabriel Gomez (Philadelphia Union)

Puerto Rico
G - Bill Gaudette (New York Red Bulls)

Trinidad and Tobago
M - Keon Daniel (Philadelphia Union)
M - Carlyle Mitchell (Vancouver Whitecaps)