The San Jose Earthquakes have nine players called by their respective national teams this weekend, eight of whom will be looking to help their countries find a spot in the 2018 World Cup.
Most recently, Quakes forward and captain Chris Wondolowski got the call today in preparation for the USMNT’s World Cup qualifying hexagonal match versus Honduras in San Jose on Friday; forward Bobby Wood reportedly has a back injury. Wondo joins fellow Quake David Bingham, who was called to replace Brad Guzan in goal.
Other Quakes will also be missing for World Cup qualifiers this weekend. Jahmir Hyka was called up for Albania’s match versus Italy. Cordell Cato was called to Trinidad & Tobego for a pair of qualifiers versus Panama and Mexico. Kip Colvey got the call for New Zealand’s qualifier versus Fiji (Colvey will also probably be playing in the Confederations Cup this summer). Panamanians Anibal Godoy and Harold Cummings will face Trinidad & Tobego, and host Wondo & Bingham in Panama versus the United States. Marco Ureña got the call for Costa Rica as they play Mexico and Honduras.
Darwin Ceren is the only call-up that does not have 2018 World Cup implications on the line as his native El Salvador will play a friendly against Curacao.
Congrats, boys! And we’ll see you Friday at Avaya, Wondo and Bingham!