Orlando City's Yoshi Yotun
(a second-half sub) and Vancouver's Yordy Reyna
(on the bench) were part of the Peru team that beat New Zealand, 2-0, on Wednesday night and qualified for the
World Cup finals.
They bring to 25 the number of current MLS players who played during 2018 World Cup qualifying on teams that will play in the finals. They include eight players each on
Costa Rica and Panama.
Of the 25 players, 13 joined MLS teams in 2017, including both Yotun and Reyna. Costa Rica (8):
Christian Bolanos (Vancouver, 2016)
Francisco Calvo (Minn. United, 2017)
David Guzman (Portland, 2017)
Ronald Matarrita (NYCFC, 2016)
Marco Urena (San Jose, 2017)
Johan Venegas (Montreal, 2015 --> Minn.
Rodney Wallace (D.C. United, 2009 --> Portland, 2011 --> NYCFC, 2017)
Kendall Waston (Vancouver, 2014) Panama (8):
Miguel Camargo (NYCFC,
Armando Cooper (Toronto FC, 2016)
Harold Cummings (San Jose, 2017)
Fidel Escobar (NY Red Bulls, 2017)
Anibal Godoy (San Jose, 2015)
Adolfo Machado (Houston,
Michael Murillo (NY Red Bulls, 2017)
Roman Torres (Seattle, 2015) Peru (2):
Yordy Reyna (Vancouver, 2017)
Yoshi Yotun (Orlando City, 2017) Mexico (2):
Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy, 2015)
Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy, 2017) Belgium (1):
Laurent Ciman (Montreal, 2015) Spain
David Villa (NYCFC, 2015) Switzerland (1):
Blerim Dzemaili (Montreal, 2017) Sweden (1):
Gustav Svensson (Seattle, 2017)
Nicolas Lodeiro (Seattle, 2016) In parentheses:
MLS team and first year.