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San Jose Earthquakes’ Marcos Lopez called up by Peru for World Cup qualifiers

Defender joins up with country, as expected.

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Officially, there are two San Jose Earthquakes players on international duty at the moment, as defender Marcos Lopez has joined the Peruvian national team for their World Cup qualifiers over the next week in South America.

Peru are scheduled to take on Colombia on Thursday in Lima and then Ecuador on Tuesday in Quito. They’re only four games into qualification but Peru have plenty of work to do, as they sit second-to-last in the table with just one point earned so far. Colombia is also off to a slow start, but Ecuador are currently third, with three wins out of four to date.

The South American World Cup qualifiers will be aired in the United States on Fubo TV’s dedicated sports channels. Thursday’s game is scheduled for 7 pm PT.

Lopez has gotten intermittent playing time for his country, but it will be interesting to see if head coach Ricardo Gareca gives him the nod at left back for these games. And beyond this, more important matches are on the horizon with the Copa América coming up. We’ll see what happens!

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