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Mitchell, Mattocks Called Up for International Duty

Mitchell will miss the FC Dallas and Seattle matches, while Mattocks will miss the Seattle match only

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The Vancouver Whitecaps will be without both Darren Mattocks and Carlyle Mitchell when they take the pitch against the Seattle Sounders on October 10th, as they've been called up to their respective international clubs. Mitchell is merely a depth option at this point, so his call up to Trinidad and Tobago doesn't have major implications for the club, barring injury (knock on wood). He'll actually miss this weekends match, as well.

Mattocks and his call up to Jamaica however, is a little more interesting. Mattocks has been a substitute option the last few matches, and he hasn't been all that impressive when he has played. That being said, the Whitecaps are in the midst of a pressure packed push for the playoffs, and you would think they would want all of their supposed 'guns' on the roster. In my personal opinion, I'm completely indifferent. Mattocks has been such a low impact player, I honestly don't care if he's on the match day roster or not. I think Erik Hurtado has been better in recent weeks, and I think Kekuta Manneh is a better substitute option. Maybe a brief change of scenery and playing on a different stage will do him some good, you know, if he actually does play.

You can see the press release from the club here