The Mexican trio playing in LA have all been named to Juan Carlos Osorio’s provisional 28-man squad, which was announced on Monday.

LAFC’s Carlos Vela and LA Galaxy brothers Giovani and Jonathan dos Santos all made the initial cut, but the former El Tri head coach noted that if the World Cup started tomorrow, both dos Santos brothers would not be able to play as both are dealing with injuries.

Costa Rica, who will be looking to match their performance from the 2014 World Cup, named their 23-man roster on Monday. It includes six active MLS players including team captains Kendall Waston and Francisco Calvo, as well as Johan Venegas, whom Minnesota loaned to Saprissa for the year.

Elsewhere in CONCACAF, World Cup debutantes announced their 35-man provisional squad that included a bevy of familiar names. Seven current MLSers were named to Hernan Dario Gomez’ initial list, which also included many former MLS players.

LAFC right back Omar Gaber and Orlando City center back Amro Tarek have made the cut for Egypt’s 29-man FIFA World Cup provisional squad announced Monday, while Gaber’s club teammate Steven Beitashour has been named to Iran’s preliminary roster as well.

Seattle Sounders center back Kim Kee-hee was not named to Korea Republic’s provisional roster, while his teammate, Gustav Svensson, was named to Sweden’s 23-man roster.

2018 FIFA World Cup Provisional Rosters:

  • Group A: Egypt, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay
  • Group B: Iran, Morocco, Portugal, Spain
  • Group C: Australia, Denmark, France, Peru
  • Group D: Argentina, Croatia, Iceland, Nigeria
  • Group E: Brazil, Costa Rica, Serbia, Switzerland
  • Group F: Germany, Korea Republic, Mexico, Sweden
  • Group G: Belgium, England, Panama, Tunisia
  • Group H: Colombia, Japan, Poland, Senegal

MLS players on 2018 FIFA World Cup squads:

TeamPlayer/PositionCountryLatest
Columbus Crew SCCristian Martinez (M)PanamaNamed to 35-man preliminary roster on May 14
Houston DynamoAdolfo Machado (D)PanamaNamed to 35-man preliminary roster on May 14
LAFCSteven Beitashour (D/M)IranNamed to 35-man preliminary roster on May 13
Omar Gaber (D/M)EgyptNamed to 29-man provisional roster on May 14
Marco Ureña (F)Costa RicaNamed to 23-man roster on May 14
Carlos Vela (F)MexicoNamed to 28-man provisional roster on May 14
LA GalaxyGiovani dos Santos (F)MexicoNamed to 28-man provisional roster on May 14
Jonathan dos Santos (M)MexicoNamed to 28-man provisional roster on May 14
Minnesota United FCFrancisco Calvo (D)Costa RicaNamed to 23-man roster on May 14
New York City FCRonald Matarrita (D)Costa RicaNamed to 23-man roster on May 14
Rodney Wallace (M)Costa RicaNamed to 23-man roster on May 14
New York Red BullsFidel Escobar (D)PanamaNamed to 35-man provisional roster on May 14
Michael Murillo (D)PanamaNamed to 35-man provisional roster on May 14
Orlando City SCAmro Tarek (D)EgyptNamed to 29-man provisional roster on May 14
Portland TimbersDavid Guzman (M)Costa RicaNamed to 23-man roster on May 14
San Jose EarthquakesHarold Cummings (D)PanamaNamed to 35-man provisional roster on May 14
Anibal Godoy (M)PanamaNamed to 35-man provisional roster on May 14
Seattle SoundersNicolas Lodeiro (M)UruguayNamed to 26-man provisional roster on May 15
Gustav Svensson (M/D)SwedenNamed to 23-man roster on May 15
Roman Torres (D)PanamaNamed to 35-man provisional roster on May 14
Vancouver WhitecapsKendall Waston (D)Costa RicaNamed to 23-man roster on May 14

Source: MLS

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