World Cup Countdown: Six MLS Ticos headed to Russia

Costa Rica's 23-player squad for the World Cup includes six MLS players. As many as seven players could be on Panama's team for its first World Cup when the Canaleros' squad is cut down from 35 to 23.

The squads announced on Monday included 22 MLS players. Most teams have not picked their final squads. Other MLS players should be included in provisional squads for Belgium, Peru and Sweden.

Costa Rica (23-player roster):
Francisco Calvo (Minnesota United)
David Guzman (Portland Timbers)
Ronald Matarrita (NYCFC)
Marco Urena (LAFC)
Rodney Wallace (NYCFC)
Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps)

Egypt (29-player short list):
Omar Gaber (LAFC)
Amro Tarek (Orlando City)

Iran (35-player preliminary roster):
Steven Beitashour (LAFC)

Mexico (28-player short list):
Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy)
Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy)
Carlos Vela (LAFC)

Panama (35-player preliminary roster):
Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes)
Fidel Escobar (NY Red Bulls)
Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes)
Adolfo Machado (Houston)
Cristian Martinez (Columbus)
Michael Murillo (NY Red Bulls)
Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders)
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