MLS World Cup hopefuls: From Argentina to Wales

MLS players vying for World Cup roster spots on 12 teams included Charlotte FC’s Karol Swiderski, who scored the lone goal in Poland’s bout with Wales, for which Gareth Bale of LAFC played the full 90 as his team was relegated to the UEFA Nations League's second tier.

MLS players also faced each other when Uruguay with Martin Caceres beat Canada with six MLS players in action, 2-0.

Atlanta United’s 21-year-old Thiago Almada made his Argentina debut against Honduras and earned praise from Lionel Messi — “[Almada] is very fast and he has a lot of one vs. one ability. He's very clever and he's not afraid of anything. He goes at you.” — but Almada stayed on the bench for its 3-0 over Jamaica.

The 33 players include players who were called up and subsequently injured. They don't include players like Cristian Roldan, who was recovering from groin surgery when the USMNT squad was announced, or Toronto FC's Doneil Henry, who was injured on the eve of Canada's camp.

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ARGENTINA
(3-0 Honduras/3-0 Jamaica)
Thiago Almada (Atlanta United) sub-36 (sub)/DNP.
Group C: Nov. 22 vs. Saudi Arabia; Nov. 25 vs. Mexico; Nov. 29 vs. Poland.

AUSTRALIA
(1-0 vs. New Zealand/2-0 at New Zealand)
Milos Degenek (Columbus), DNP/DNP
Group D: Nov. 22 vs. France; Nov. 26 vs. Tunisia; Nov. 30 vs. Denmark.

CAMEROON
(0-2 Uzbekistan/0-1 at South Korea)
Nouhou Tolo
(Seattle) 87/90 minutes.
Olivier Mbaizo (Philadelphia) DNP/DNP.
Group G: Nov. 24 vs. Switzerland; Nov. 28 vs. Serbia; Dec. 2 vs. Brazil.

CANADA
(2-0 vs. Qatar/0-2 Uruguay)
Alistair Johnston
(CF Montreal), 90/90 minutes.
Mark-Anthony Kaye
(Toronto FC), sub-16 (sub)/DNP.
Ismael Koné
(CF Montreal) sub-30, sub-35.
Richie Laryea
(Toronto FC), sub-45/45 minutes.
Kamal Miller
(CF Montreal), 90/90 minutes.
Samuel Piette (CF Montreal) 60/55 minutes.
Lucas Cavallini
(Vancouver) DNP/DNP.
Dayne St. Clair
(Minnesota United), DNP/DNP.
Maxime Crepeau
(LAFC), DNP/DNP.
Joel Waterman (CF Montreal), DNP/DNP.
Jonathan Osorio (Toronto FC), injured.
Group F: Nov. 23 vs Belgium; Nov. 27 vs Croatia; Dec. 1 vs. Morocco.

COSTA RICA
(2-2 South Korea/2-1 Uzbekistan)
Bryan Oviedo (Real Salt Lake) 90, 65 minutes.
Group E: Nov. 23 vs. Spain; Nov. 27 vs. Japan; Dec. 1 vs. Germany.

ECUADOR
(0-0 Saudi Arabia/0-0 Japan)
Jose Cifuentes (LAFC) sub-64, 76 minutes.
Jhegson Mendez (LAFC) DNP, 90 minutes.
Xavier Arreaga (Seattle Sounders) DNP/DNP.
Diego Palacios
(LAFC) DNP/DNP.
Group A: Nov. 20 vs. Qatar; Nov. 25 vs. Netherlands; Nov. 29 vs. Senegal.

MEXICO
(1-0 Peru/2-3 Colombia)
Hector Herrera (Houston Dynamo) injured.
Group C: Nov. 22 vs. Poland; Nov. 26 vs. Argentina; Nov. 30 vs. Saudi Arabia.

POLAND
(0-2 Netherlands/1-0 Wales)
Karol Swiderski (Charlotte FC), DNP/65 minutes, 1 goal.
Group C: Nov. 22 vs. Mexico; Nov. 26 vs. Saudi Arabia; Nov. 30 vs. Argentina.

SWITZERLAND
(1-2 at Spain/2-1 Czech Republic)
Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire) — 68/65 minutes, 1 assist.
Group G: Nov. 24 vs. Cameroon; Nov. 28 vs. Brazil; Dec. 2 vs. Serbia.

UNITED STATES
(0-2 Japan/0-0 Saudi Arabia)
Kellyn Acosta (LAFC) DNP, 90 minutes.
Paul Arrriola (FC Dallas) DNP, sub-60.
Jesus Ferreira
 (FC Dallas) 45, 31 minutes. 
Aaron Long 
(NY Red Bulls) 45, 59 minutes.
Jordan Morris (Seattle) sub-45, DNP.
DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami) DNP, 59 minutes.
Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC) 90, 90 minutes.
Sean Johnson (NYCFC) DNP/DNP.
Group B: Nov. 21 vs. Wales; Nov. 25 vs. England; Nov. 29 vs. Iran.

URUGUAY
(0-1 Iran/2-0 Canada)
Martin Caceres (LA Galaxy), DNP/90 minutes.
Group H: Nov. 24 vs. South Korea; Nov. 28 vs. Portugal; Dec. 2 vs. Ghana.

WALES
(1-2 at Belgium/0-1 at Poland)
Gareth Bale (LAFC), sub-26/90 minutes.
Group B: Nov. 21 vs. USA, Nov. 25 vs. Iran; Nov. 29 vs. England.

1 comment about "MLS World Cup hopefuls: From Argentina to Wales".
  1. David Confessore, September 29, 2022 at 2:41 p.m.

    How about Inter Miami's Leo Campana for Ecuador?

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