Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Union's Aristeguieta tabbed for Venezuelan Copa America prelim roster

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 three goals.

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 qualifying campaign.
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