LOS ANGELES (Wednesday, June 1, 2022) – The LA Galaxy today announced that defenders Julián Araujo (Mexico), Raheem Edwards (Canada), Kelvin Leerdam (Suriname) and midfielders Efraín Álvarez (U-21 Mexico) and Rayan Raveloson (Madagascar) were called up by their respective national teams during the international window.
Álvarez, 19, has notched two goals and two assists in 16 appearances (11 starts) for LA across all competitions during this season. The Los Angeles, Calif., native has made four appearances for the Mexico Men’s National Team. The Mexican U-21 National Team take on the U-23 Venezuela National Team on Thursday, June 2 (8:30 a.m. PT) and the U-23 Indonesia National Team on Sunday, June 5 (8:30 p.m. PT) in Group Stage play of the Toulon Tournament.
Araujo, 20, has tallied one assist in 13 regular-season appearances (12 starts) for the Galaxy during the 2022 campaign. The Lompoc, Calif., native has made two appearances (1 start) for the Mexico Men’s National Team, most recently appearing as a second-half substitute in Mexico’s 1-0 win over Panama in World Cup Qualifying on Feb. 3, 2022. Mexico will play international friends against Uruguay on Thursday, June 2 (7:00 p.m. PT) and Ecuador on Sunday, June 5 (4:30 p.m. PT), before beginning Concacaf Nations League play by playing host to Suriname on Saturday, June 11 (7:00 p.m. PT) and traveling to face Jamaica on Wednesday, June 14 (5:00 p.m. PT).
In 15 appearances (15 starts) across all competitions for the Galaxy in his first season with the club, Edwards, 26, has tallied a team-high six assists. The Toronto, Ontario, native has played in four matches (3 starts) for the Canada Men’s National Team, most recently appearing as a second-half substitute in Canada’s 1-0 win over New Zealand in an international friendly on March 24, 2018. Canada squares off against Curacao on Thursday, June 9 (7:30 p.m. PT) and Honduras on Monday, June 13 (7:00 p.m. PT) in Concacaf Nations League play.
Leerdam, 31, has made seven appearances (4 starts) across all competitions for LA during the 2022 campaign. The Paramaribo, Suriname, native has tallied two assists in eight appearances (8 starts) for the Suriname National Team. Suriname begin Concacaf Nations League play by playing host to Jamaica on Saturday, June 4 (4:00 p.m. PT), before traveling to face Jamaica on Tuesday, June 7 (6:00 p.m. PT) and Mexico on Saturday, June 11 (7:00 pm. PT).
Raveloson, 25, has registered three assists in 14 appearances (14 starts) for the Galaxy in league play this season. Raveloson has registered one goal in 16 appearances (12 starts) for the Madagascar National Team. Madagascar continues Africa Cup of Nations qualifying by facing off against Angola on Sunday, June 5 (9:00 a.m. PT).