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Portland hardest hit by call-ups
June 4th, 2013 12:25AM
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[MLS SPOTLIGHT] There will be 14 MLS games during and following the last day of play in the upcoming FIFA fixture schedule. All but two teams (New York and Sporting Kansas City) will be playing during this year's June stretch of international matches, and all but three teams (Chivas USA, Colorado and D.C. United) will have players away on national team duty.

Eight of the teams with national team callups will get one or more of their players back from national team duty or have them before they depart on national team duty for one or more of their games.

The team worst hit is Portland, which loses four players for 1-3 MLS games. The luckiest team is Sporting KC, which has six players off playing for their national teams but has no MLS games scheduled during the stretch of games.

MLS teams will also lose players on the U.S. and Mexico national teams once final rosters are finalized for the Under-20 World Cup that runs June 21-July 13 in Turkey.

MLS CALL-UPS:
Chicago
Int'l duty:
Gonzalo Segares (Costa Rica -- games June 7, 11 & 18)
MLS games:
June 8 vs. Portland
June 19 vs. vs. Colorado

Chivas USA
Int'l duty:
none
MLS games:
June 19 at Vancouver

Colorado

Int'l duty:
none
MLS games:
June 15  vs. San Jose
June 19 at vs. Chicago

Columbus
Int'l duty:
Jairo Arrieta (Costa Rica -- games June 7, 11 & 18)
MLS games:
June 5 at Philadelphia
June 15 vs. Montreal

D.C. United

Int'l duty:
none
MLS games:
June 8 at New England
June 15 vs. Toronto FC

FC Dallas
Int'l duty:
Blas Perez (Panama -- games June 7, 11 & 18)
Raul Fernandez (Peru -- games June 7 & 11)
MLS games:
June 15 at Portland

Houston
Int'l duty:
Boniek Garcia (Honduras -- games June 7, 11 & 18)
Brad Davis (USA -- games June 7, 11 & 18)
Tally Hall (USA -- game June 7)
MLS games:
June 19 at Montreal

LA Galaxy
Int'l duty:
Robbie Keane (Ireland -- games June 7 & 11)
Omar Gonzalez (USA -- games June 7, 11 & 18)
MLS games:
June 8 at Real Salt Lake
June 19 vs. Portland

Montreal
Int'l duty:
Sanna Nyassi (Gambia -- games June 8 &15)
MLS games:
June 15 at Columbus
June 19 vs. Houston

New England
Int'l duty:
Jerry Bengtson (Honduras -- games June 7, 11 & 18)
MLS games:
June 8 vs. D.C. United

New York
Int'l duty:
Tim Cahill (Australia -- games June 4, 11 & 18)

Philadelphia
Int'l duty:
Keon Daniel (Trinidad & Tobago -- games June 4 & 7)
MLS games:
June 5 vs. Columbus

Portland
Int'l duty:
Rodney Wallace (Costa Rica -- games June 7, 11 & 18)
Futty Danso (Gambia -- games June 8 & 15)
Ryan Johnson (Jamaica -- games June 4, 7 & 11)
Donovan Ricketts (Jamaica -- games June 4, 7 & 11)
MLS games:
June 8 at Chicago
June 15 vs. FC Dallas
June 19 at LA Galaxy

San Jose
Int'l duty:
Victor Bernardez (Honduras -- games June 7, 11 & 18)
Marvin Chavez (Honduras -- games June 7, 11 & 18)
MLS games:
June 15 at Colorado

Seattle
Int'l duty:
Mario Martinez (Honduras -- games June 7, 11 & 18)
Brad Evans (USA -- games June 7, 11 & 18)
Eddie Johnson (USA -- games June 7, 11 & 18)
MLS games:
June 8 at Vancouver

Sporting KC
Int'l duty:
Mechack Jerome (Haiti -- game June 8)
Peterson Joseph (Haiti -- game June 8)
Soony Saad (Lebanon -- games June 4 & 11)
Kei Kamara (Sierra Leone -- games June 8 & 15)
Matt Besler (USA -- games June 7, 11 & 18)
Graham Zusi (USA -- games June 7, 11 & 18)
MLS games:
none

Toronto

Int'l duty:
Darren O’Dea (Ireland -- games June 7 & 11)
MLS games:
June 15 at D.C. United

Real Salt Lake
Int'l duty:
Nick Rimando (USA -- games June 11 & 18)
MLS games:
June 8 vs. LA Galaxy

Vancouver
Int'l duty:
Darren Mattocks (Jamaica -- games June 4, 7 & 11)
MLS games:
June 8 at Seattle
June 15 vs. New England
June 19 vs. Chivas USA

Note: Twelve MLS teams will also be playing in the Open Cup on June 12.



1 comment
  1. Phil Love
    commented on: June 5, 2013 at 8:58 a.m.
    You missed Je-vaughn Watson leaving FC Dallas to play for Jamaica.

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