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Four more Sounders called up to international duty

Two are for World Cup qualifiers, two are for the Caribbean Cup

Soccer: Gold Cup-Panama vs. Mexico Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Sounders FC announced on Tuesday that four more players would be called up to international duty during the Sounders’ two-week MLS break. In addition to Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris’ USMNT call-ups, Roman Torres (Panama) and Joevin Jones (Trinidad & Tobago) have been called up for CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers. Oniel Fisher (Jamaica) and Jordy Delem (Martinique) have also been called in for the knockout stage of the 2017 Caribbean Cup.

Torres, who is the captain of the Panama national team, will potentially face Costa Rica (June 8) and Honduras (June 13) in WCQ action. Jones will probably face Dempsey and Morris with the USA on June 8 in Colorado, as well as Costa Rica on June 13. Torres’ Panama are 3rd in the Hex stage of qualifying, while the USA are 4th and T&T sit in dead last.

Fisher and Delem will be with their countries for at least the Caribbean Cup semifinals, with Jamaica facing French Guiana and Martinique facing Curaçao. Both matches are on June 22, with the final and third-place matches on June 25. Jamaica also plays a friendly against Peru on June 13.

The Sounders don’t resume MLS action until June 17, when they travel to New York City to face NYCFC at Yankee Stadium. Before that, however, they have a date with Cascadia rivals the Portland Timbers in US Open Cup play on June 13 at Starfire in Tukwila.

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