MLS Playoffs: Houston is conference finalist most impacted by call-ups

MLS won't play through the November FIFA international window, but nine players still involved in the playoffs were called up on international duty.

The team most impacted is the Houston Dynamo, which has three Hondurans -- Oscar Boniek Garcia, Alberth Elis and Romell Quioto -- who have been called in for the intercontinental playoffs against Australia -- and Panamanian defender Adolfo Machado, who will join the Canaleros for two friendlies to prepare for the World Cup.

In the Western Conference final, the Dynamo will face the Seattle Sounders, who had three players called up. Defender Roman Torrestraveled down to Panama City to take part in Panama's independence celebrations, where he was presented with the national flag and the keys to Panama City. But he was expected to re-join the Sounders and will skip World Cup finalist Panama's friendlies against Iran and Wales.

No players involved in the playoffs were on the U.S. roster for the friendly at Portugal.

Columbus Crew:
Harrison Afful (Ghana)
Nov. 12 at Egypt.
Ola Kamara (Norway)
Nov. 11 at Macedonia, Nov. 14 at Slovakia.

Houston Dynamo:
Alberth Elis (Honduras)
Nov. 10 vs. Australia, Nov. 15 at Australia.
Boniek Garcia (Honduras)
Nov. 10 vs. Australia, Nov. 15 at Australia.
Romell Quioto (Honduras)
Nov. 10 vs. Australia, Nov. 15 at Australia.
Adolfo Machado (Panama)
Nov. 9 vs. Iran, Nov. 14 at Wales.

Seattle Sounders:
Gustav Svensson (Sweden)
Nov. 10 vs. Italy; Nov. 13 at Italy.
Nicolas Lodeiro (Uruguay)
Nov. 10 at Poland; Nov. 14 at Austria.
Nouhou Tolo (Cameroon)
Nov. 11 at Zambia.

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