Maldonado to join Venezuelan National Team for Nov. 17 friendly

Venezuela’s all-time leading scorer to join team for match at Ecuador

Giancarlo Maldonado Photo Gallery 3

Photo Credit: 
Chivas USA

CARSON, Calif. (Monday, Nov. 8, 2010) – Chivas USA forward Giancarlo Maldonado has been called to join the Venezuelan National Team for upcoming international friendly against Ecuador on Nov. 17 at Quito.  The player traveled this past weekend to Mucuchies, Venezuela, where he will join the rest of the Venezuelan National Team.

This is the complete Venezuelan roster for the Nov. 17 game against Ecuador announced by national team head coach Cesar Farias.

Goalkeepers: Renny Vega (Caracas) y Manuel Sanhouse (Deportivo Táchira).

Defenders: Oswaldo Vizcarrondo (Once Caldas-COL), Grenndy Perozo (Boyacá Chicó-COL), Jaime Bustamante y Giovanni Romero (Caracas), Luiryi Erazo y José Luis Granados (Real Esppor) y Juan Fuenmayor (Deportivo Anzoátegui).

Midfielders: Luis Manuel Seijas (Santa Fe-COL), César González (San Luis-MEX), Francisco Flores (CD Lara), Franklin Lucena y Jesús Gómez (Caracas), Giácomo Di Giorgi y Alejandro Guerra (Deportivo Anzoátegui).

Forwards: Giancarlo Maldonado (Chivas USA), Alejandro Moreno (Philadelphia Union), Edgar Pérez Greco (Deportivo Táchira) y Daniel Arismendi (Deportivo Anzoátegui).

Chivas USA has resumed practice at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., and will train for the next two weeks before breaking until preseason in early 2011. Season Seats for 2011 are now on sale, with prices remaining at the same low rates as 2010. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit