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World Cup Countdown: Peru names two MLS players to 23-player squad

The number of MLS players selected to play in the World Cup or named to preliminary rosters is up to 23 with the selection of a pair of players to Peru's 23-player squad.

The group named by Coach Ricardo Gareca includes second-year Orlando City midfielder Yoshi Yotun and first-year Portland Timbers winger Andy Polo.

Yotun and Polo played in 15 and nine World Cup 2018 qualifiers, respectively, for La Blanquirroja, which qualified for the first time since 1982.

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 Dynamo)
Cristian Martinez (Columbus Crew)
Michael Murillo (NY Red Bulls)
Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders)

Peru (23-player roster):
Andy Polo (Portland Timbers)
Yoshi Yotun (Orlando City)

Sweden (23-player roster):
Gustav Svensson (Seattle Sounders)

Uruguay (26-player short list):
Nicolas Lodeiro (Seattle Sounders)

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