Striker Robbie Keane and midfielders Christian Wilhelmsson and Dan Keats will leave the Galaxy following Saturday's match with Real Salt Lake to rejoin their respective national teams for two World Cup qualifying games over the next 11 days.
Captain Landon Donovan is also expected to be called up to the national team for World Cup qualifying, but the U.S. roster for crucial group games against Antigua and Barbuda and Guatemala will not be announced until Monday.
Keane is captain of the Irish national team, which he also leads in scoring with 54 goals in 120 games. During Major League Soccer's upcoming FIFA break, he will lead Ireland against Germany in Dublin on Oct. 12 then against the Faroe Islands Oct. 16. Ireland stands third in its six-team group with three points. Germany leads the group with six points after two games.
Wilhelmsson, who joined the Galaxy in September, will play for Sweden against the same two group opponents, meeting the Faroe Islands on Oct. 12 and Germany four days later. Sweden, with a win in its only previous game, ranks one place ahead of Ireland in the standings on goal differential.