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Bedoya, Blake, and Burke called up for international duty

Alejandro Bedoya and the USMNT will host Mexico while Andre Blake and Cory Burke and Jamaica will face Suriname

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Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya has been called up to the United State National Team, while Andre Blake and Bethlehem Steel FC forward Cory Burke have been called up to Jamaica National Team.

The United States are set to host arch-rivals Mexico in Columbus, Ohio on November 11 in the opening round of the World Cup Qualifying Hexagonal. They will then head to San José, Costa Rica to face against Los Ticos in the second match of the Hex on November 15. Bedoya has been a fixture in Jürgen Klinsmann’s squad, amassing 55 caps for the United States since his 2010 debut.

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Jamaica is playing the make-up match from their Caribbean Cup Qualifier against Suriname on November 13. The original match was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew swinging close to the eastern edge of the island nation. The winner of the match will go on to play in the Caribbean Cup while the loser will enter a fifth-place playoff bracket to qualify. Trinidad and Tobago and Antigua and Barbuda are both already qualified, and the second place team in the group with French Guiana, Haiti, and Saint Kitts and Nevis will also be in the group (Haiti’s matches were also postponed and will be played on November 9 against French Guiana and November 13 at Saint Kitts.

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Blake has 18 caps with the Reggae Boyz dating back to 2014, and in the 2014 Caribbean up was awarded the Golden Gloves for best goalkeeper for his performance in the tournament - which included leading Jamaica to a win in penalties against Trinidad and Tobago. Burke has made 2 appearances with Jamaica, making his debut against Haiti on September 6 and scoring his first goal against Warren Creavalle and Guyana on October 11.


Goalkeepers (4): Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough; 11/0), Ethan Horvath (Molde; 0/0), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids; 32/0), William Yarbrough (Club Leon; 0/0)

Defenders (9): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City; 8/1), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United; 2/0), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin; 0/0), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur; 0/0), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt; 1/0), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca; 10/0), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach; 13/1), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana; 5/1), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United; 4/0)

Midfielders (9): Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union; 6/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC; 29/5), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland; 0/0), Julian Green (Bayern Munich; 0/0), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids; 14/0), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls; 17/2), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund; 3/2), Caleb Stanko (FC Vaduz; 1/0), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City; 14/3)

Forwards (4): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC; 31/16), Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen; 3/1), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 3/0), Bobby Wood (Hamburg; 6/2)