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Three Quakes Summoned for FIFA Qualifiers

San Jose Earthquakes Cordell Cato, Simon Dawkins and Shaun Francis have been called up by their respective nations for a series of World Cup qualifying matches.

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Cato will represent his native Trinidad and Tobago, while both Francis and Dawkins will suit up for their hometown Jamaican squad. The trio hope to play pivotal roles as their nations attempt to advance to Round 5 of the qualifiers, doing so will mean each will have to finish as one of the top two teams in their groups.

Cato and the rest of the Trinidad and Tobago squad currently sit atop the Group C table with 10 points and a 3-0-1 record. That's good enough to place them ahead of the U.S. Men's National Team, who carry a record of 2-1-1, Guatemala's 2-2-0 record and St. Vincent and the Grenadines who are winless with an 0-4-0 record.

Lifetime, the 24-year-old Cato has made 15 appearances for the his home nation's club. He has recorded two goals in international play.

Trinidad and Tobago will close out Round 4 play with their match against Guatemala on Sept. 2.

Jamaica is positioned third in Group B currently, just adrift of Costa Rica and Panama. They will square off in matches against Panama and Haiti on Sept. 2 and Sept. 6.

Dawkins has appeared in 20 games for Jamaica, scoring three goals along the way. Since his international debut in 2010, the 29-year-old Francis has scored one goal in five appearances.