The Mexican trio playing in LA have all been named to Juan Carlos Osorio's provisional 28-man squad, which was announced on Monday.
LAFC's Carlos Vela and LA Galaxy brothers Giovani and Jonathan dos Santos all made the initial cut, but the former El Tri head coach noted that if the World Cup started tomorrow, both dos Santos brothers would not be able to play as both are dealing with injuries.
Costa Rica, who will be looking to match their performance from the 2014 World Cup, named their 23-man roster on Monday. 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 announced their 35-man provisional squad that included a bevy of familiar names. Seven current MLSers were named to Hernan Dario Gomez' initial list, which also included many former MLS players.
LAFC right back Omar Gaber and Orlando City center back Amro Tarek have made the cut for Egypt's 29-man FIFA World Cup provisional squad announced Monday, while Gaber's club teammate Steven Beitashour was named to Iran's preliminary roster but failed to make the final roster.
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
MLS players on 2018 FIFA World Cup squads:
Columbus Crew SC
|Cristian Martinez (M)||Panama||Named to 35-man preliminary roster on May 14|
|Adolfo Machado (D)||Panama||Named to 35-man preliminary roster on May 14|
Minnesota United FC
|Francisco Calvo (D)||Costa Rica||Named to 23-man roster on May 14|
New York City FC
New York Red Bulls
Orlando City SC
San Jose Earthquakes
|Kendall Waston (D)||Costa Rica||Named to 23-man roster on May 14|