Josef Martinez named to Venezuela's Copa America roster
ATLANTA - Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez has been named to Venezuela's 23-man roster for Copa America, which will take place in Brazil from June 14-July 7.
The reigning MLS MVP and Golden Boot winner leads Atlanta United with 10 goals this season. Martinez has scored 10 goals in 47 appearances with Venezuela.
Venezuela are in Group A and will open the tournament against Peru on June 15 before playing Brazil on June 18 and Bolivia on June 22. The knockout stage begins June 27 with the final taking place on July 7.
Goalkeepers: Wuilker Fariñez (Millonarios / Colombia), Rafael Romo (Apoel / Cyprus), Joel Graterol (Zamora F.C.).
Defenders: Ronald Hernández (Stabaek / Norway), Rolf Feltscher (L.A. Galaxy / MLS), Yordan Osorio (Vitória Guimaraes / Portugal), Mikel Villanueva (Gimnástic de Tarragona / Spain), Jhon Chancellor (Al-Ahli Doha / Qatar), Roberto Rosales (Espanyol / Spain), Luis Mago (Palestino / Chile).
Midfielders: Júnior Moreno (D.C. United / MLS), ArquÃ-medes Figuera (Deportivo La Guaira), Yangel Herrera (SD Huesca / Spain), Luis Manuel Seijas (Independiente Santa Fe / Colombia), Juan Pablo Añor (SD Huesca / Spain), Tomás Rincón (Torino / Italy), Jhon Murillo (CD Tondela / Portugal), Adalberto Peñaranda (Watford / England), Jefferson Savarino (Real Salt Lake / MLS), Darwin MachÃ-s (Cádiz / Spain).
Forwards: Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United / England), Fernando Aristeguieta (América / Colombia), Josef MartÃ-nez (Atlanta United / MLS).
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