D.C. United is happy to be back in MLS regular season rhythm, but the team’s busy schedule this month is set to be complicated by a number of international call-ups for the Aug. 15 FIFA fixture date.

Forward Hamdi Salihi will be making a trek across the Atlantic Ocean to join up with the Albanian national team for its friendly match against Moldova. He’ll depart on Aug. 12 and head back on Aug. 16. It’ll be his first international action since joining D.C. United this season.

“To play for national team is the highest one can reach,” Salihi said. “It’s always good when you play for your country and you play for your fans and people who like and support you. It really is always something special. It’s a little bit not good for the club because you have to go there, come back, and then you have in the weekend again a match here. But this is it.”

Dwayne De Rosario and Dejan Jakovic have also been called into the Canadian national team for a match against Trinidad & Tobago in Florida. Neither are expected to miss any MLS games.

The next addition to that group could be Chris Pontius, whose form seems likely to have him back on the U.S. radar for a much-anticipated showdown against Mexico at Azteca Stadium.

While Aug. 15 is a friendly date, most international squads are gearing up for World Cup qualifiers in early September.

At the other end of the call-up spectrum, D.C. United has loaned out Ethan White to the Richmond Kickers and Andrew Dykstra to the Charleston Battery again this weekend. Conor Shanosky’s season-long loan to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers ends next month.