It seems crazy, but qualifying or the 2018 World Cup in Russia has kicked off. The Asian Federation got the process started with their lowest ranked teams playing in the first round of qualifying. This included Sunil Chhetri and the 171st ranked India. They were matched up with 186th seeded Nepal. In the first leg in India, Chhetri scored a pair of second half goals to lead India to a 2-0 win. In the second leg, India again held Nepal scoreless and advanced 2-0 on aggregate. They will now move on to the second round of qualifying.
Here's the rest of this week's update.
Active without a club or unknown
Davy Arnaud - DC - No game this week.
Teal Bunbury - New England - Out injured.
Aurelien Collin - Orlando City - Suspended for Orlando's 1-0 win over Houston.
Luis Gil - Salt Lake - Started and played 70 minutes in RSL's 3-3 draw with Philadelphia.
Michael Harrington - Colorado - No game this week.
Jack Jewsbury - Portland - Started and played 90 minutes in Portland's 2-2 draw with LA.
Eddie Johnson - DC - Out on leave.
Kei Kamara - Columbus - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Columbus' 2-0 win over Toronto.
Chris Konopka - Toronto - Dressed but did not play in Toronto's 2-0 loss to Columbus.
Eric Kronberg - Montreal - No game this week.
CJ Sapong - Philadelphia - Out injured.
Khari Stephenson - San Jose - Did not dress in San Jose's 3-2 win over Seattle.
Tyson Wahl - Columbus - Dressed but did not play in Columbus' 2-0 win over Toronto.
Sal Zizzo - New York - No game this week.
Stefan Antonijevic - Tampa Bay - No game until 4-4.
James Marcelin - Fort Lauderdale - No game until 4-4
Rauwshan McKenzie - Atlanta - No game until 4-4.
Kyle Miller - Atlanta - No game until 4-4.
Christian Duke - Oklahoma City - No game utnil 3-28
Brian Fekete - Austin - No game until 3-28
Adnan Gabeljic - Sacramento - No game until 3-21
Cyprian Hedrick - Oklahoma City - No game until 3-28
Alex Martinez - Charlotte- No game until 3-27
Victor Munoz - Arizona - No game until 3-28
Tony Rocha - Austin - No game until 3-28
Michael Thomas - Oklahoma City - No game until 3-28
Yomby William - Richmond - No game until 3-28
John Wilson - Charleston - No game until 3-21
Jamar Beasley - Ontario - Offseason.
Josh Gardner - Missouri - Had a goal and an assist in Missouri's 8-2 win over Milwaukee. Did not play in Missouri's 6-4 loss to Baltimore. Had two goals in Missouri's 10-7 loss to Baltimore.
Pat Healey - Baltimore - Scored a goal in Baltimore's 6-4 win over Rocheser. Had an assist in Baltimore's 6-4 win over Missouri. Had an assist in Baltimore's 10-7 win over Missouri.
Mike Jones - Dallas - Offseason.
Michal Mravec - Tacoma - Offseason.
Boris Pardo - Wichita - Offseason.
Korede Aiyegbusi - Auerbach - Germany - Did not dress in Auerbach's 3-0 loss to Wacker Nordhausen.
Scott Angevine - Vasa - Finland - No games until 4/12
Vicente Arze - Blooming - Bolivia - Did not dress in Blooming's 1-0 loss to Nacional Potosi.
Claudio Bieler - Quilmes - Argentina - Started and played 84 minutes in Quilmes' 2-1 win over Velez Sarsfield.
Omar Bravo - Chivas - Mexico - Started and played 82 minutes in Chivas' 2-1 win over Puebla.
Reinaldo Brenes - Saprissa - Costa Rica - Did not dress in Saprssa's 1-1 draw with Puma Generalena. Dressed but did not play in Saprissa's 2-1 win over Limon.
Mitchell Cardenas - Atlético Coatzacoalcos - Mexico - Lost 1-0 to Toros Neza UTN.
Sunil Chhetri - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in India's 2-0 win over Nepal. Started and played 90 minutes in India's 0-0 draw with Nepal. Did not dress in Bengaluru's 1-0 win over Warriors.
Jorge Claros - Qingdao Jonoon - China - Started and played 90 minutes in Qingdao Jonoon's 4-1 loss to Harbin Yiteng.
Eloy Colombano - AD Berazategui - Defeated Central Cordoba 3-1.
Daneil Cyrus - Ha Noi T&T (W Connection) - Vietnam (Trinidad) - No game until 4/3
Toni Dovale - CD Lugo - Spain - Started and played 69 minutes in Lugo's 0-0 draw with Real Zaragoza.
Pablo Escobar - Cúcuta Deportivo - Colombia - Did not dress in either of Cucuta's games.
Herculez Gomez - Puebla - Mexico - Started and played 90 minutes in Puebla's 2-1 loss to Chivas.
Jermaine Hue - Harbour View - Jamaica - No game this week.
Jeferson - Boavista - Brazil - Did not dress in either of Boavista's games.
Peterson Joseph - Azam FC - Tanzania - No game this week.
Igor Juliao - Fluminense - Brazil - Did not dress in either of Fluminense's games.
Carlos Marinelli - Universidad San Martin - Peru - Did not dress in San Martin's 3-2 loss to Melgar.
Igor Kostrov - FK Kyzyl-Zhar - Kazakhstan - No game until 4-4.
Neven Markovic - Servette FC - Switzerland - Did not dress in Servette's 2-2 draw with Le Mont.
Yura Movsisyan - Spartak Moscow - Russia - Came off the bench and played 27 minutes in Spartak's 1-0 win over Dinamo Moscow.
Lawrence Olum - Kedah FA - Malaysia - Tied Pulau Pinang 3-3. Lost 1-0 to Johor Darul Ta'zim II.
Akeem Priestley - Sheikh Russel KC - Bangladesh - Offseason.
Pablo Punyed - Stjarnan - Iceland - No game this week.
Oriol Rosell - Sporting Club de Portugal - Portugal - Started and played 90 minutes in Sporting's 1-0 win over Maritimo.
Soony Saad - BCC Tero (loaned fromBEC Tero Sasana FC) - Thailand - Lost 3-1 to Rayong United.
Peter Schmetz - Wuppertaler SV - Germany - Defeated Jahn Dinslaken-Hiesfeld 5-0.
Yann Songo'o - Blackburn - England - Dressed but did not play in Blackburn's 3-1 win over Charlton. Dressed but did not play in Blackburn' 3-2 loss to Brentford.
Martin Steuble - Ceres-La Salle - Philippines - Defeated Kaya 2-1.
Milos Stojcev - FK Sarajevo - Bosnia - Started and played 58 minutes in Sarajevo's 2-1 loss to Borac Banja Luka. Started and played 65 minutes in Sarajevo's 0-0 draw with Borac Banja Luka.
Matt Taylor - Saarbrücken - Germany - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Saarbrucken's 1-0 win over Zweibrucken.