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Tesho Akindele earns World Cup Qualifying call up from Canada

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FCD goes down another attacker.

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

As expected, FC Dallas will be without another attacker for the next couple of weeks as 2014 MLS Rookie of the Year winner Tesho Akindele has been called up by Canada for their upcoming 2018 World Cup Qualifiers against Belize.

Akindele is apart of Benito Floro's 22-man roster for the home-and-home series with Central American side. This will put Akindele out of the Columbus game next weekend and could be iffy for the NYCFC match the following week. FCD will also be without Blas Perez during this time as well.

The team begins training on Monday, August 31, in advance of the next Friday's match at BMO Field in Toronto. Canada will then travel down to Belize for the second leg that takes place at FFB Field in the country's capital of Belmopan on September 8.

The winner of the series moves into the fourth round that gets underway in November. That will be a four-team group that includes Mexico, Honduras, and the winner of another third round tie between El Salvador and Curaçao.

CANADA
GK- Milan Borjan | BUL / PFK Ludogorets Razgrad
GK- Maxime Crépeau | CAN / Impact Montréal
GK- Kenny Stamatopoulos | SWE / AIK Fotbol
CB- David Edgar | ENG / Sheffield United
CB- Luca Gasparotto | SCO / Greenock Morton FC
CB- Manjrekar James | HUN / Diósgyöri VTK
FB- Samuel Adekugbe | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
FB- Marcel de Jong | USA / Sporting Kansas City
FB- Nik Ledgerwood | GER / Energie Cottbus
FB- Karl W. Ouimette | USA / New York Red Bulls
M- Tesho Akindele | USA / FC Dallas
M- Kyle Bekker | CAN / Impact Montréal
M- Atiba Hutchinson | TUR / Beşiktaş JK
M- Will Johnson | USA / Portland Timbers FC
M- Issey Nakajima-Farran | MAS / Terengganu FA
M- Michael Petrasso | ENG / Queens Park Rangers
M- Samuel Piette | ESP / Racing Ferrol
M- Adam Straith | NOR / Fredrikstad FK
M- Russell Teibert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
F- Marcus Haber | ENG / Crewe Alexandra
F- Cyle Larin | USA / Orlando City SC
F- Tosaint Ricketts | TUR / Boluspor FC