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Find out which Major League Soccer players are headed to the 2014 FIFA World Cup

A record 22 Major League Soccer players are headed to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, which is set to begin on Thursday and run until July 13.

This number continues to rise, as the league sent six players to soccer's biggest stage in 2010, 11 in 2002, and 19 in 1998.

As expected, the U.S men’s national team makes up a majority of the MLS contingent heading to Brazil, with 11 players named to Jurgen Klinsmann's side. However, the 11 players that will be a part of a non-U.S. side is another record number for MLS.

Notable names with MLS ties include Toronto FC’s Julio Cesar, who is expected to be the starting goalkeeper for the host Brazilians, and David Villa, the Spanish national team’s all-time leading scorer, who will begin his MLS career with expansion New York City FC in 2015.

Caesar, Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley (United States) and Vancouver Whitecaps FC right back Steven Beitashour (Iran) are the only players representing Canadian MLS teams.

In total, 13 MLS clubs will be represented in the tournament.

Here’s a complete list of MLS players headed to Brazil: 


Tim Cahill, forward, New York Red Bulls


Julio Cesar, goalkeeper, Toronto FC


Giancarlo González, defender, Columbus Crew

Waylon Francis, defender Columbus Crew

Roy Miller, defender, New York Red Bulls


Oswaldo Minda, midfielder, Chivas USA


Victor Bernardez, defender, San Jose Earthquakes

Marvin Chavez, midfielder, Chivas USA

Oscar Boniek Garcia, midfielder, Houston Dynamo

Jerry Bengtson, forward, New England Revolution


David Villa, forward, New York City FC


Steven Beitashour, defender, Vancouver Whitecaps FC


Nick Rimando, goalkeeper, Real Salt Lake

Matt Besler, defender, Sporting Kansas City

Omar Gonzalez, defender, Los Angeles Galaxy

DeAndre Yedlin, defender, Seattle Sounders FC

Kyle Beckerman, midfielder, Real Salt Lake

Michael Bradley, midfielder, Toronto FC

Brad Davis, midfielder, Houston Dynamo

Graham Zusi, midfielder, Sporting Kansas City

Clint Dempsey, forward, Seattle Sounders FC

Chris Wondolowski, forward, San Jose Earthquakes


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