Two members of local Major League Soccer sides will have an opportunity to play for Panama against the U.S. national team when the two teams tussle in a World Cup qualifier March 28.

Red Bulls defender Michael Murillo and New York City FC midfielder Miguel Camargo were called in by the Canaleros for their CONCACAF hexagonal matches.

The Central American side will visit Trinidad & Tobago March 24 before hosting the USA in Panama City, Panama the following Tuesday.

Panama is in third place in the six-team group with a 1-0-1 mark and four points, while the Americans are last with a 0-2-0 record and no points. The USA dropped its first matches of the hexagonal, losing to Mexico in Columbus, Ohio Nov. 11, 2-1, and being routed at Estadio Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rica, 4-0, four days later.

The Panama roster:

GOALKEEPERS: Jose Calderon, Jaime Penedo

DEFENDERS: Felie Baloy, Harold Cummings, Eric Davis, Fidel Escobar, Adolfo Machado, Michael Murillo, Luis Ovalle, Roman Torres

MIDFIELDERS: Ricardo Ávila, Edgar Yoel Barcenas, Miguel Camargo, Armando Cooper, Anibal Godoy, Gabriel Gomez, Amilcar Henriquez, Josiel Nuñez, Alberto Quintero

FORWARDS: Abdiel Arroyo, Blas Perez, Tony Taylor, Luis Tejada, Gabriel Torres

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