Anibal Godoy - Panama Flag - 2017

This week and next, the San Jose Earthquakes will be diligently preparing for their upcoming MLS match against New York City FC on Saturday, April 1. However, head coach Dominic Kinnear and Co. will be a bit thinner on the training field with several Quakes players out on international duty.
Here is a run-down of all things Quakes international over the next two weeks:


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22


Curacao vs. El Salvador
5:00 p.m. PT
Ergilio Hato Stadium, Willemstad, Curacao
El Salvador and Quakes midfielder
Darwin Ceren
play their first of two friendlies later today against Curacao. The Salvadorans will then take on CD Olympia from the Honduras Professional National League on March 26

FRIDAY, MARCH 24


Italy vs. Albania
12:45 p.m. PT
Renzo Barbera – Palermo, Italy
Jahmir Hyka
joins up with Albania for a match against Italy. Albania has a respectable 2-2-0 record after four games, but will have to finish in the top-two of Group G in order to have a chance of advancing to Round 2. Italy is one of three teams currently ahead of them and a victory here could go a long way towards them advancing.
Trinidad and Tobago vs. Panama
4 p.m. PT
Hasely Crawford Stadium – Port of Spain, Trinidad
Cordell Cato
and T&T host
Anibal Godoy
and Panama. Trinidad and Tobago are in desperate need of points as they are one of two winless teams so far in the Hex (USA). Panama has had a strong start so far, holding an undefeated 1-0-1 record with no goals allowed. San Jose defender
Harold Cummings
was also called up to Panama, but will not be attending due to offseason surgery.
United States vs. Honduras
7:30 p.m. PT
Avaya Stadium – San Jose, Calif.
Quakes forward
Chris Wondolowski
and goalkeeper
David Bingham
suit up for team USA in this ever-important showdown with Honduras at the Earthquakes’ home. The Americans sit in dead last after two matches (0-2-0; -5 GD) and aren’t quite viewing this as do-or-die, but it’s getting close.
Mexico vs. Costa Rica
5:50 p.m. PT
Estadio Azteca – Mexico City, Mexico
Marco Ureña
leads
Los Ticos
against Mexico in a clash of the top-two teams so far in the Hex. Costa Rica has a tremendous +6 goal differential after two matches, thanks in large part to a 4-0 win over the USA.
Fiji vs. New Zealand
6:00 p.m. PT
Chuchill Park – Lautoko, Fiji
The New Zealand All-Whites and Earthquakes defender
Kip Colvey
head into their third match of Oceania qualifying with a 1-0-1 record. A win over Fiji puts them in excellent position to advance from Group A and compete in the OFC Final. The winner of the OFC Final match plays the fifth place team from CONMEBOL with a spot in the World Cup on the line.

MONDAY, MARCH 27


New Zealand vs. Fiji
11:35 p.m. PT
Westpac Stadium – Wellington, New Zealand

TUESDAY, MARCH 28


Honduras vs. Costa Rica
2 p.m. PT
Francisco Morazan Stadium – San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Trinidad and Tobago vs. Mexico
4 p.m. PT
Hasely Crawford Stadium – Port of Spain, Trinidad
Panama vs. USA
7:05 p.m. PT
Estadio Rommel Fernandez – Panama City, Panama