RSL sends five players off on international duty

[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Besides the nine players called up to represent the United States, 29 other MLS players were called up for international duty, leaving all but the Colorado Rapids, among the 16 MLS teams in action this weekend, short-handed. Real Salt Lake will find itself without five players, including one or two who would have been (very) late call-ups because of U.S. injury and illness losses. The Portland Timbers had four players head off for World Cup qualifying or friendlies but won't be affected because they are among three teams who will be idle this weekend. For all the 38 players on international duty ...

Chicago Fire
G - Sean Johnson (USA)
M - Joel Lindpere (Estonia)

Columbus Crew
F - Jairo Arrieta (Costa Rica)

FC Dallas
M - Je-Vaughn Watson (Jamaica)
F - Blas Perez (Panama)
G - Raul Fernandez (Peru)

D.C. United
D - Dejan Jakovic (Canada)
M - Marcos Sanchez (Panama)

Houston Dynamo
M - Oscar Boniek Garcia (Honduras)
M - Jermaine Taylor (Jamaica)

LA Galaxy

D - Omar Gonzalez (USA)
F - Robbie Keane (Ireland)

Montreal Impact
M - Sanna Nyassi (Gambia)

New England Revolution
F - Jerry Bengtson (Honduras)

New York Red Bulls
D - Roy Miller (Costa Rica)
M - Tim Cahill (Australia)

Philadelphia Union
M - Keon Daniel (Trinidad & Tobago)
D - Bakary Soumare (Mali)

Portland Timbers
M - Will Johnson (Canada)
G - Donovan Ricketts (Jamaica)
F - Ryan Johnson (Jamaica)
D - Mamadou “Futty” Danso (Gambia)

Real Salt Lake

G - Nick Rimando (USA)
D - Tony Beltran (USA)
M - Kyle Beckerman (USA)
F - Alvaro Saborio (Costa Rica)
F - Abdoulie Mansally (Gambia)

San Jose Earthquakes

D - Justin Morrow (USA)
D - Victor Bernardez (Honduras)

Seattle Sounders
F - Eddie Johnson (USA)
M - Mario Martinez (Honduras)
F - Obafemi Martins (Nigeria)

Sporting Kansas City

D - Matt Besler (USA)
M - Graham Zusi (USA)

Toronto FC

M - Kyle Bekker (Canada)
D - Ashtone Morgan (Canada)
D - Darren O’Dea (Ireland)

Vancouver Whitecaps
F - Kenny Miller (Scotland)

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