MLS sends 45 players off on qualifying duty

[WORLD CUP 2014 COUNTDOWN] Americans account for only five of the 45 MLS players called up for the September World Cup 2014 qualifiers. Indeed, Canada, Honduras and Jamaica called up more MLS players than Jurgen Klinsmann did for the U.S. national team's series against Jamaica that begins Friday in Kingston, and there will be more MLS Reggae Boyz working at "The Office" than MLS Yanks. (Nick Rimando will replace Sean Johnson as the third U.S. goalie for the second qualifier Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio.)

Note: Players in bold attended high school in the United States.

USA
GK - Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)
GK - Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
M - Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake)
M - Brek Shea (FC Dallas)
M - Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Albania
F - Hamdi Salihi (D.C. United)
 
Australia
M - Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls)
 
Canada
D - Andre Hainault (Houston Dynamo)
D - Dejan Jakovic (D.C. United)
D - Ante Jazic (Chivas USA)
D - Ashtone Morgan (Toronto FC)
M - Patrice Bernier (Montreal Impact)
M - Julian de Guzman (FC Dallas)
M - Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United)
M - Terry Dunfield (Toronto FC)
M - Will Johnson (Real Salt Lake)
 
Colombia
D - Carlos Valdes (Philadelphia Union)
 
Costa Rica
D - Roy Miller (New York Red Bulls)
D - Rodney Wallace (Portland Timbers)
F - Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
 
El Salvador
D - Steve Purdy (Portland Timbers)
 
Estonia
M - Joel Lindpere (New York Red Bulls)
 
Honduras
D - Victor Bernardez (San Jose Earthquakes)
M - Marvin Chavez (San Jose Earthquakes)
M - Roger Espinoza (Sporting Kansas City)
M - Oscar Boniek Garcia (Houston Dynamo)
M - Mario Martinez (Seattle Sounders)
F - Jerry Bengtson (New England Revolution)
 
Ireland
D - Darren O’Dea (Toronto FC)
F - Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)
 
Jamaica
D - Lovel Palmer (Portland Timbers)
D - Jermaine Taylor (Houston Dynamo)
D - Shavar Thomas (Montreal Impact)
D - Dicoy Williams (Toronto FC)
M - Je-Vaughn Watson (Houston Dynamo)
F - Omar Cummings (Colorado Rapids)
F - Ryan Johnson (Toronto FC)
F - Darren Mattocks (Vancouver Whitecaps)
F - Dane Richards (Vancouver Whitecaps)
 
Malta
F - Etienne Barbara (Vancouver Whitecaps)
 
Panama
D - Carlos Rodriguez (FC Dallas)
M - Gabriel Gomez (Philadelphia Union)
F - Blas Perez (FC Dallas)
 
Scotland
F - Kenny Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps)
 
Sweden
D - Adam Johansson (Seattle Sounders)

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