CHESTER, Pa. – Union forward Fernando Aristeguieta has been named to the preliminary roster for the Venezuelan National Team ahead of Copa America 2015, the Venezuelan Football Federation announced Tuesday.
Aristeguieta traveled to Isla de Margarita, Venezuela on Monday to join manager Noel
Sanvicente’s team for training at the Centro Nacional de Alto
Rendimiento and will miss the Union’s upcoming match against D.C. United on Sunday.
Aristeguieta joined Philadelphia on loan from FC Nantes on
Feb. 20, 2015 as a young designated player. Eleven games into the 2015
season the Venezuelan international has started nine matches and scored
He has made 12 previous appearances and scored one goal for
Venezuela. The goal came against El Salvador on Aug. 7, 2011 in
Washington, D.C. Most recently, he made five appearances, including a
start against Colombia on March 26, 2013 in Venezuela’s 2014 World Cup