MLS has taken a two-week break during the MLS Cup Playoffs for 2018 World Cup Qualifying. The Seattle Sounders have six players away with their respective national teams at the moment — Joevin Jones, Trinidad and Tobago, Román Torres, Panama, Nicolás Lodeiro, Uruguay, Nelson Valdez, Paraguay and Damion Lowe and Oniel Fisher, Jamaica. Let’s take a look at how they did.
Jones played all 90 minutes for Trinidad and Tobago in their 2-0 home loss to Costa Rica this past Friday in their opening game of the CONCACAF Hexagonal. This was Jones’ 58th cap with the Caribbean nation.
Jones and Trinidad and Tobago will take on Honduras in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on Tuesday. Trinidad and Tobago are currently in last place of the Hex due to a goal differential of -2.
Torres found himself on the bench in Panama’s first game of the Hexagonal against Honduras at San Pedro Sula. Panama walked out with a 1-0 victory on Friday but Torres did not see the field at all. He is still trying to recover from a hamstring injury that caused him to miss the Sounders last two playoff games.
Panama will head home to take on Mexico at Panama City on Tuesday night. Panama is sitting in third place after their win over Honduras.
Lodeiro did not play in Uruguay's 2-1 victory over Ecuador in COMNEBOL World Cup Qualifying this past Thursday in Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay. Lodeiro and Uruguay will travel to Santiago, Chile to take on Chile Tuesday night.
Uruguay is currently sitting in second place behind Brazil in the qualification table in South America.
Valdez and Paraguay took on Peru and lost 4-1 on Thursday in Asunción, Paraguay. Valdez, like Lodeiro and Torres, did not play against Peru. They will head to La Paz, Bolivia to take on Bolivia this Tuesday.
Paraguay are sitting in seventh place of the ten team table. The top four teams advance to the 2018 World Cup and the fifth place team will advance to an inter-confederation playoff.
Lastly, both Lowe and Fisher were called in for Jamaica's Caribbean Cup qualifier against Suriname. Lowe saw a red card two minutes from halftime after he stepped on an opponent who was on the ground. Jamaica was able to hold on for a 1-0 victory.