Seattle Sounders center back Roman Torres has been called up to the Panama national team for 2018 World Cup Qualifiers against Trinidad & Tobago and the United States later this month. This is the first international window of the 2017 MLS season, and it’s likely that Torres will face Sounders teammates in both matches.
The Sounders don’t play any league matches during this period, with the closest being on March 31 against Atlanta United. They do host Necaxa on March 25th. That is one of their two friendlies in 2017.
Torres has 99 caps and 8 goals for Panama and is the current captain of the team. After two games played of the Hex round of qualifying, Panama sits in third place behind Costa Rica and Mexico.
Hernán Darío Gómez entrega lista de 24 convocados para partidos clasificatorios de marzo https://t.co/FzzpsinWrk pic.twitter.com/aCVk44xPV4— FEPAFUT (@fepafut) March 10, 2017
USA manager Bruce Arena has indicated that he might be calling Clint Dempsey up for this round of qualifiers. Jordan Morris and Chad Marshall could also get the nod. Nicolas Lodeiro has also been called up for Uruguay, which plays World Cup qualifiers against Brazil and Peru. Joevin Jones is a regular for Trinidad & Tobago.