Nashville’s Jhonder Cádiz called up for Venezuelan World Cup qualifying

Nashville SC striker Jhonder Cádiz was named in the squad for Venezuelan World Cup qualifying on Monday morning. The 25-year-old striker has made two appearances for La Vinotinto, with his last cap coming against Ecuador in June 2019.

Cádiz has featured in all seven of Nashville SC’s matches in MLS so far this season, scoring twice and assisting one in just over 400 minutes. The 6-4 striker is on loan until the end of June, withNashville holding a purchase option for a reported $3 million.

Venezuela will take on Bolivia on June 3 and Uruguay on June 8. They’re currently in eighth place in the COMNEBOL (South American) World Cup qualifying standings. The top four sides automatically get a berth for the 2022 World Cup, while the fifth place side will be put into an inter-confederation play-off schedule against teams from Asia, Concacaf and Oceania.

Cádiz is the third member of Nashville SC to be called up during this international break. Randall Leal will represent Costa Rica in the Nations League final four, and Alistair Johnston is part of Canada’s squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Nashville SC will be back in action on June 18 at New York Red Bulls.

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