SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes defenders Kip Colvey and Harold Cummings along with midfielder Anibal Godoy have been called to their respective national teams for 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
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Colvey will join the New Zealand All-Whites for a pair of matches against Fiji at Churchill Park in Lautoka, Fiji on March 25 and at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand on March 28. Most recently, Covley joined the All-Whites for two World Cup Qualifiers against New Caledonia in November 2016 in which the Kiwis won the first match 2-0 and tied the second 0-0. They currently sit in first place in their qualifying group.
Colvey, 22, was the Earthquakes’ third-round SuperDraft selection in 2016 (No. 49 overall) and made three starts in four total appearances for the club in the 2016 season, tallying one assist. The defender most recently joined Earthquakes’ USL affiliate Reno 1868 FC on loan for a pair of preseason matches in which Reno earned a 5-0 win against the East Bay Stompers and a 4-0 victory against the Fresno Fuego.
Cummings and Godoy will join the Panama National Team to take on Trinidad and Tobago on March 24 at Hasely Crawford Stadium in the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States on March 28 at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City, Panama. Panama are currently ranked in third place in the Hexagonal Round of World Cup Qualifiers behind Costa Rica (first) and Meixco (second).
Godoy, 27, most recently joined Los Canaleros for the Central American Cup in which the Panamanians finished in second place and earned a place in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Godoy has made 70 appearances, scoring one goal for Panama. The midfielder most recently scored in the opening match of the 2017 MLS regular season for the Quakes, helping them earn a 1-0 victory against Montreal. The goal was later nominated for MLS Goal of the Week.
Cummings, 25, also joined Panama for the Central American Cup in which he started and played the full 90 minutes in four matches. The defender has made 50 appearances for Panama after earning his first cap in 2010 as an 18-year-old. He joined the Earthquakes on a multi-year contract earlier this year on Jan. 7.