The topic of international absences will always be a hot one in soccer as key players leave their club teams for major FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
It's certainly at the forefront this week as the status of several players for both Seattle and Atlanta will be in question heading into Friday's match and even in a broader sense across other sports with the World Baseball Classic taking place during the middle of MLB spring training.
Late last week (prior to the USA's 6-0 win over Honduras), Adrian Hanauer took some time to chat with Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times on this topic and more (Adrian's segment starts at about 25:00). Give it a listen as we count down to Tuesday night's huge qualifier at Panama!
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