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Non American/Canadian MLS Players with International Caps

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Blanco is one of the most capped internationals in MLS/AP Photo
For years Major League Soccer didn’t attract internationals who had been part of their national team set up at any point. In the early days of MLS, not only did the league attract many active national team players, but the league also sent a number of players from outside CONCACAF to the 1998 World Cup and sent two players to the Euro 2000 tournament. Since then however not a single active MLS player has played for a non CONCACAF nation in either the World Cup or Euro Finals.

Here is the list of current MLS players who have featured internationally for their home countries.


Claudio Suarez

178 caps/ 6 goals

Member of 1994, 1998 and 2006 Mexican World Cup teams

Member of 1993, 1998 and 2003 Gold Cup Champion teams

Member of 1999 and 2005 Confederations Cup teams

Cuauhtemoc Blanco

97 caps/34 goals

Member of 1998 and 2002 World Cup teams

Member of 1998 and 2003 Gold Cup Champion teams

Member of 2007 Gold Cup runner up team

Member of 1999 Confederations Cup Champion team

Duilio Davino

80 caps/1 goal

Member of 1998 World Cup team


Guilermo Barros Schelloto

10 caps/ 0 goals

Member 1999 Copa America team

Marcello Gallardo

44 caps/ 14 goals

Member 1997 U-20 World Cup champion team

Member 1998 and 2002 World Cup team

Member 1999 and 2004 Argentine Copa America team

Claudio Lopez

58 caps/10 goals

Member 1998 and 2002 World Cup team

Member 1997 and 1999 Copa America team


Khano Smith

20 caps/7 goals


Jaime Moreno

72 caps/11 goals

Member 1994 World Cup team

Member 1997, 2001, 2007 Copa America team


Juan Pablo Angel

33 caps/9 goals

Member 2003 Confederations Cup team

Gonzalo Martinez

36 caps/1 goal

Member 2001 Copa America Championship team

Member 2003 Confederations Cup team

Member 2004 Copa America team

Costa Rica

Andy Herron

17 caps/ 8 goals

Member 2005 Gold Cup team

Gonzalo Segaras

3 caps/0 goals

Ivory Coast

Olivier Tebily

18 caps/0 goals


Maykel Galindo

35 caps/12 goals


David Beckham

100 caps/17 goals

Member 1998, 2002, 2006 World Cup teams

Member 2000, 2004 European Championship teams


Laurent Robert

9 caps/ 1 goal


Shalrie Joseph

11 caps/0 goals


Carlos Ruiz

72 caps/35 goals

Member 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007 Gold Cup teams


Jean Phiippe Peguero

10 caps/6 goals


Ivan Guerrero

69 caps/4 goals

Member 2000 Olympic team

Member 2001 Copa America team

Member 2002, 2007 Gold Cup teams

Mauricio Castro

4 caps/0 goals

Amado Guevara

106 caps/ 22 goals

Member 2001 Copa America team

Copa America 2001 Golden Ball (best player)

Member 2002, 2005, 2007 Gold Cup teams


Tyrone Marshall

59 caps/ 2 goals

Member 2000, 2003 Gold Cup teams

Ryan Johnson

1 cap/0 goals

Dane Richards

6 caps/ 0 goals

Shavar Thomas

12 caps/ 0 goals

Member 2001 FIFA U-20 World Cup team

Andy Williams

82 caps/12 goals

1998 World Cup squad member

2000, 2003 Gold Cup team member


Francis Doe

7 caps/ 3 goals


Dave Van Den Bergh

2 caps/o goals

New Zealand

Andrew Boyens

5 caps/ 0 goals

Duncan Oughton

18 caps/ 2 goals

Jarrod Smith

11 caps/ o goals


Jose Carvallo

1 cap/o goals


Tomasz Frankowski

22 caps/ 10 goals


Abel Xavier

20 caps/ 2 goals

Member 2002 World Cup team

Member 2000 European Champions team

St Kitts and Nevis

Atiba Harris

23 caps/ 7 goals

St Vincent

Ezra Hendrickson

123 caps/ 5 goals


Bouna Coundoul

2 caps/ 0 goals

Member 2008 African Nations Cup team


Raphael Wicky

75 caps/ 1 goal

Member 2006 World Cup team

Member 1996 and 2004 World Cup team.

Trinidad and Tobago

Scott Sealy

22 caps/ 2 goals

Member 2007 Gold Cup squad

Turks and Caicos

Gavin Glinton

5 caps/ 4 goals


Alejandro Moreno

5 caps/ 0 goals


Carl Robinson

45 caps/ 1 goal


I’m working on a few other related lists that will be posted shortly.

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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3 Responses to Non American/Canadian MLS Players with International Caps

  1. du Nord says:

    hey kartick
    that guy pictured at top i kamara not piguero

  2. kartik says:

    Oh gosh you right……..will fix it!

  3. Joe says:

    Guevara, the golden boot at the Copa. Unreal!

    I bet the Eurosnobs have never heard of him though!

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