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MLS will have 19 players representing six countries at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, following the final cuts to the preliminary rosters for the 32-team tournament.


Headlining the players on the proverbial plane to Russia is the Los Angeles contingent of the Mexican national team, as LAFC's Carlos Vela and LA Galaxy brothers Giovani and Jonathan dos Santos all made the cut for Juan Carlos Osorio's squad.


Costa Rica, who will be looking to match their performance from the 2014 World Cup, named their 23-man roster on May 14. It includes six active MLS players, including team captains Kendall Waston and Francisco Calvo, as well as Johan Venegas, whom Minnesota loaned to Saprissa for the year.


Elsewhere in CONCACAF, World Cup debutantes Panama trimmed their 35-man squad to their final 23-man roster on May 30. Hernan Dario Gomez included six current MLSers in the final squad. 


LAFC right back Omar Gaber made the cut for Egypt's 23-man FIFA World Cup final squad announced Monday, while Seattle Sounders midfielder/defender Gustav Svensson was named to Sweden's 23-man roster. Finally, Peru included two MLSers, Portland Timbers winger Andy Polo and Orlando City SC midfielder Yoshi Yotun, to their final squad.


2018 FIFA World Cup Provisional Rosters: 


Group A:Egypt, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay
Group B: Iran, Morocco, Portugal, Spain
Group C:Australia, Denmark, France, Peru
Group D: Argentina, Croatia, Iceland, Nigeria
Group E:Brazil, Costa Rica, Serbia, Switzerland
Group F:Germany, Korea Republic, Mexico, Sweden
Group G:Belgium, England, Panama, Tunisia
Group H:Colombia, Japan, Poland, Senegal


2018 FIFA World Cup Final Rosters:


All 32 countries' final rosters are available on FIFA's website.


MLS players on 2018 FIFA World Cup final rosters:

MLS players named to 2018 FIFA World Cup squads - HOU

Houston Dynamo

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Player/Position
Country
Latest
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/adolfo-machado">Adolfo Machado</a> (D)
Panama
Named to final 23-man roster on May 30
MLS players named to 2018 FIFA World Cup squads - LAFC

LAFC

Player/Position
Country
Latest
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/omar-gaber">Omar Gaber</a> (D/M)
Egypt
Named to 29-man provisional roster on May 14, named to 23-man roster on June 4
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/marco-urena">Marco Ureña</a> (F)
Costa Rica
Named to 23-man roster on May 14
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/carlos-vela">Carlos Vela</a> (F)
Mexico
Named to 28-man provisional roster on May 14, named to 23-man roster on June 3
MLS players named to 2018 FIFA World Cup squads - LA

LA Galaxy

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Player/Position
Country
Latest
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/giovani-dos-santos">Giovani dos Santos</a> (F)
Mexico
Named to 28-man provisional roster on May 14, named to 23-man roster on June 3
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/jonathan-dos-santos">Jonathan dos Santos</a> (M)
Mexico
Named to 28-man provisional roster on May 14, named to 23-man roster on June 3
MLS players named to 2018 FIFA World Cup squads - MIN

Minnesota United FC

Player/Position
Country
Dates
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/francisco-calvo">Francisco Calvo</a> (D)
Costa Rica
Named to 23-man roster on May 14
MLS players named to 2018 FIFA World Cup squads - NYC

New York City FC

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Player/Position
Country
Latest
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/ronald-matarrita">Ronald Matarrita</a> (D)
Costa Rica
Named to 23-man roster on May 14
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/rodney-wallace">Rodney Wallace</a> (M)
Costa Rica
Named to 23-man roster on May 14
MLS players named to 2018 FIFA World Cup squads - NY

New York Red Bulls

Player/Position
Country
Latest
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/fidel-escobar">Fidel Escobar</a> (D)
Panama
Named to final 23-man roster on May 30
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/michael-murillo">Michael Murillo</a> (D)
Panama
Named to final 23-man roster on May 30
MLS players named to 2018 FIFA World Cup squads - ORL

Orlando City SC

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Player/Position
Country
Latest
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/yoshi-yotun">Yoshi Yotun</a> (M)
Peru
Named to 24-man provisional roster on May 16, named to 23-man roster on June 4

Portland Timbers

Player/Position
Country
Dates
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/david-guzman">David Guzman</a> (M)
Costa Rica
Named to 23-man roster on May 14
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/andy-polo">Andy Polo</a> (M)
Peru
Named to 24-man roster on May 16, named to 23-man roster on June 4
MLS players named to 2018 FIFA World Cup squads - SJ

San Jose Earthquakes

Player/Position
Country
Latest
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/harold-cummings">Harold Cummings</a> (D)
Panama
Named to final 23-man roster on May 30
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/anibal-godoy">Anibal Godoy</a> (M)
Panama
Named to final 23-man roster on May 30

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MLS players named to 2018 FIFA World Cup squads - SEA

Seattle Sounders

Player/Position
Country
Latest
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/gustav-svensson">Gustav Svensson</a> (M/D)
Sweden
Named to 23-man roster on May 15
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/roman-torres">Roman Torres</a> (D)
Panama
Named to final 23-man roster on May 30
MLS players named to 2018 FIFA World Cup squads - VAN

Vancouver Whitecaps

Player/Position
Country
Dates
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/kendall-waston">Kendall Waston</a> (D)
Costa Rica
Named to 23-man roster on May 14

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MLS players on 2018 FIFA World Cup provisional rosters:

MLS players named to 2018 FIFA World Cup squads - CLB

Columbus Crew SC

Player/Position
Country
Latest
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/cristian-martinez">Cristian Martinez</a> (M)
Panama
Named to 35-man preliminary roster on May 14. Did not make the final roster.
MLS players named to 2018 FIFA World Cup squads - LAFC

LAFC

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Player/Position
Country
Latest
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/steven-beitashour">Steven Beitashour</a> (MD)
Iran
Named to 35-man preliminary roster on May 14. Did not make the final roster.
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/laurent-ciman">Laurent Ciman</a> (D)
Belgium
Named to 28-man preliminary roster on May 21. Named as standby player in case of injury.
MLS players named to 2018 FIFA World Cup squads - ORL

Orlando City SC

Player/Position
Country
Latest
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/amro-tarek">Amro Tarek</a> (D)
Egypt
Named to 29-man provisional roster on May 14. Did not make final roster.
MLS players named to 2018 FIFA World Cup squads - SEA

Seattle Sounders

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Player/Position
Country
Latest
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/nicolas-lodeiro">Nicolas Lodeiro</a> (M)
Uruguay
Named to 26-man provisional roster on May 15. Did not make final roster.

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