Six players of Toronto FC were called up for their national teams ahead of the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
Midfielder Jonathan Osorio and defender Richie Laryea have been called to represent the Canada Men’s National Team (CANMNT) as they face Honduras, the United States and El Salvador in the final round of World Cup qualifying matches in Concacaf. Canada will open on September 2 at BMO Field against Honduras before facing the U.S. on the road and hosting El Salvador on September 9.
Defender Eriq Zavaleta was named to El Salvador's National Team, where he has earned eight caps and scored one goal. He made his international debut with La Selecta on June 5, 2021, in a 7-0 victory over United States Virgin Islands and registered his first goal on June 8 against Antigua and Barbuda. El Salvador will host the U.S. on September 2 and Honduras on September 5 at Estadio Cuscatlán. Their final match will take place at BMO Field when they face Canada on September 8.
Defender Kemar Lawrence will be representing Jamaica when they play Mexico, Panama, and Costa Rica. Lawrence has earned 63 caps with the senior team. He received his first call into the senior national team in September 2013 for a Concacaf World Cup qualifier match against Panama but earned his first cap in November of the same year in a friendly match against Trinidad & Tobago.
Toronto FC Designated Player Yeferson Soteldo was called to represent Venezuela for CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers. Soteldo has earned 20 caps for the Venezuela National Team during his career. La Vinotinto will take on Argentina in Venezuela on September 2 and then will face Peru and Paraguay on the road. Soteldo made his senior national team debut before being called up to the U-20 side in a friendly match against Costa Rica on February 2, 2016.
Chris Mavinga was called to represent DR Congo National Football Team in the second round of CAF World Cup Qualifiers. Mavinga has made five appearances with DR Congo, his most recent cap came in a friendly match on June 5 against Tunisia. DR Congo will host Tanzania on September 2 and will face Benin on the road on September 6.