Gold Cup

Beitashour misses out on second World Cup chance with Iran

The wait was short for LAFC defender Steven Beitashour, who was left off Iran's latest World Cup roster less than a week after his name was intriguingly included on the national team's preliminary list.

Beitashour had been hoping for his second trip to soccer's premier tournament. He was one of as many as five LAFC players looking to earn a trip to Russia this summer with their national teams.

He was pleased to be included on the provisional list because it meant his hard work with Major League Soccer's newest club is getting noticed.

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