The international break is over and the four Columbus Crew SC players called up for duty are returning to the team after a very successful break with their teams winning four times and tying three times while avoiding a loss in World Cup Qualifying.
Harrison Afful started twice and played 180 minutes over Ghana's two legged series against Comoros. The Black Stars tied 0-0 away setting up a tense second leg. Ghana jumped to an early first half lead and eased to a 2-0 win to get through the home and home qualifier and move on to the third round group stage.
DR Congo also advanced with Cedrick Mabwati playing 70 minutes in team's 3-2 win in first leg in Burundi. DR Congo and Burundi tied 2-2 in the second leg in Kinshasa to scrape into the third round. African Qualifiers will resume in 2016.
Justin Meram watched Iraq's 2-0 win over Chinese Taipai in Taiwan from the bench. Iraq cemented second place in their group behind Thailand with the win. Asia qualifiers resume in March 2016 with Iraq facing vital games against Thailand and Vietnam.
Kevan George helped Trinidad and Tobago to a solid start in CONCACAF qualifying. He played 28 minutes in the 2-1 win in Guatemala. George started and played 90 minutes in Trinidad and Tobago's 0-0 tie against the United States.
Full results below.
|Player||National Team||Opponent||Location||Date and Time||Minutes Played||Result|
|Cedrick Mabwati||DR Congo||Burundi||Bujumbura, Burundi||Thurs. Nov. 12th - 8:30 AM||Started - 70||Win 3-2|
|Harrison Afful||Ghana||Comoros||Mitsamiouli, Comoros||Fri. Nov. 13 - 7:00 AM||Started - 90||Tie 0-0|
|Kevan George||Trinidad and Tobago||Guatemala||Guatemala City, Guatemala||Fri. Nov. 13 - 9:00 PM||Sub - 28||Win 2-1|
|Cedrick Mabwati||DR Congo||Burundi||Kinshasa, DR Congo||Sun. Nov. 15th - 9:30 AM||Did Not Play||Tie 2-2|
|Justin Meram||Iraq||Chinese Taipei||Kaohsiung, Taiwan||Tues. Nov. 17th - 6:00 AM||Did Not Play||Win 2-0|
|Harrison Afful||Ghana||Comoros||Kumasi, Ghana||Tues. Nov. 17th - 10:00 AM||Started - 90||Win 2-0|
|Kevan George||Trinidad and Tobago||United States||Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||Tues. Nov. 17th - 6:00 PM||Started - 90||Tie 0-0|
The New York Red Bulls also had players involved in qualifiers, all within CONCACAF. Karl Ouimette was called into the Canada team and played 180 minutes in two qualifiers. Kemar Lawrence also played 180 minutes in two qualifiers for Jamaica. Matt Miazga earned his first cap for the United States on Friday, playing 27 minutes in the 6-1 win against St. Vincent and the Grenadines.