MLS Fantasy: How will FIFA international dates and the U-20 World Cup affect your team?

The next 10 weeks of MLS Fantasy Soccer: Manager will be the toughest stretch of the season. I've already gone over the schedules for each team during this stretch, so now let's discuss the players.

In the table below you'll find every player who will miss time due to International friendlies and FIFA World Cup qualifiers. It also lists the U-20 men's national team players who will be participating at the 2013 Toulon Tournament in France (May 28-June 8) as well as the U-20 World Cup in Turkey (June 21-July 18).

Some players will miss multiple rounds while others won't miss any time at all. There are number of players who will return in time to play in Round 16 (June 15-19), but whether they play or not will all depend on the amount of rest they've had, their travel arrangements and the location of their next MLS match.

For example, players like Omar Gonzalez and Brad Davis will likely be with the US national team for the game on June 18 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. The LA Galaxy play at home on June 19 while the Houston Dynamo play at Montreal. You'll want to monitor this situation more closely as these dates approach.

READ: How to plan for byes and double-game-weeks ahead

I will be updating the list below until all call-ups are finalized. Use this and the weekly schedule breakdown from Wednesday to make informed decisions over the next several weeks. As far as injuries go, the longer you wait to make your transfers each week, the better off you'll be come game time. Injuries are usually released Friday, but look for updates regarding key players on Twitter (@MLSFantasy) throughout the week.

As a courtesy, I've linked up most of the players (named below) with an article or video discussing their call-up and the time they're expected to miss.

 

International Duty Country (Team) Games Expected to Miss
Sean Johnson
Victor Pineda

Joel Lindpere
United States
United States (U-20s)
Estonia
Will not miss any games
Rounds 14, 15

Rounds 14, 15
Steve Purdy El Salvador Will not miss any games
Shane O'Neil
Dillon Serna
United States (U-20s)
United States (U-20s)
Will not miss any games
Rounds 14, 15
Jairo Arrieta
Wil Trapp
Costa Rica
United States (U-20s)
Rounds 15, 16
Rounds 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Bill Hamid
Marcos Sanchez
United States
Panama
Round 14
Rounds 14, 15
Raúl Fernández
Blas Pérez

Je-Vaughn Watson
Richard Sanchez
Kellyn Acosta
Peru
Panama
Jamaica
Mexico (U-20s)
United States (U-20s)
Round 14
Round 14
Round 14
Rounds 14, 15, 16
Rounds 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Tally Hall
Corey Ashe

Brad Davis
Boniek García
Jermaine Taylor
United States
United States
United States
Honduras
Jamaica
Will not miss any games
Will not miss any games
Rounds 14, 16
Rounds 14, 16
Round 14
Robbie Keane
Omar Gonzalez
Jose Villarreal
Oscar Sorto
Ireland
United States
United States (U-20s)
United States (U-20s)
Rounds 14, 15
Rounds 14, 15
Rounds 16, 17, 18
Rounds 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Sanna Nyassi Gambia Round 16
Jerry Bengtson Honduras Rounds 15, 16
Tim Cahill
Roy MIller
Australia
Costa Rica
Round 14
Will not miss any games
Keon Daniel Trinidad and Tobago Round 15
Donovan Ricketts
Ryan Johnson
Rodney Wallace
Futty Danso
Jamaica
Jamaica
Costa Rica
Gambia
Round 15
Round 15
Rounds 15, 16
Rounds 15, 16
Nick Rimando
Álvaro Saborío
Abdoulie Mansally
United States
Costa Rica
G
ambia
Will not miss any games
Round 15
Round 15
Víctor Bernárdez
Marvin Chávez
Honduras
Honduras
Round 16
Round 16
Brad Evans
Eddie Johnson
Mario Martínez
United States
United States
Honduras
Rounds 14, 15
Rounds 14, 15
Round 15
Matt Besler
Graham Zusi
Mechack Jerome
Perterson Joseph
Kei Kamara
Soony Saad

Mikey Lopez
United States
United States
Haiti
Haiti
Sierra Leone
Lebanon
United States (U-20s)
Round 14
Round 14
Round 14
Round 14
Will not miss any games
Round 13
Rounds 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Darren O'Dea
Kyle Bekker
Ashtone Morgan
Doneil Henry

Jonathan Osorio
Ireland
Canada
Canada
Canada
Canada
Round 14
Will not miss any games
Will not miss any games
Will not miss any games
Will not miss any games
Darren Mattocks
Simon Thomas
Jamaica
Canada
Rounds 14, 15
Will not miss any games