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International call-ups will be homecomings for two Fire players

Dax McCarty continues to get consistently called into the U.S. national team, but he wasn't the only Fire player to receive a call-up for the upcoming international window.

Arturo Alvarez will be rejoining El Salvador for an Oct. 8 friendly against Canada. Alvarez had been a mainstay for El Salvador with 43 caps in his career, but hasn't appeared for the national team since Oct. 2015.

As an added benefit for Alvarez, the game will serve as a homecoming. The game will be played in his native home of Houston at BBVA Compass Stadium, home of the Houston Dynamo. Alvarez, 32, is American born, but of Salvadoran descent and has represented El Salvador since 2009.

McCarty joins the U.S. for the final two World Cup qualifiers in CONCACAF. The U.S. still hasn't clinched a spot in the World Cup and needs to get points in the final two qualifiers. The U.S. hosts Panama on Oct. 6 in Orlando, McCarty's native home, before traveling to Trinidad and Tobago on Oct. 10

The Fire don't play again until Oct. 16, a home game against Philadelphia, so neither player is expected to miss time with the Fire.