For the first time in club history, a Nashville SC player will represent his country in the CONMEBOL Copa América, South America’s major international competition.
Jhonder Cádiz was named to the final roster for Venezuela’s National Team on Thursday ahead of the team’s first match of the tournament on Sunday against host country Brazil. Cádiz was already in camp with La Vinotinto for a pair of FIFA World Cup™ Qatar 2022 Qualifiers last week, making two appearances off the bench.
This will be Cádiz’s first-ever trip to Copa América, after appearing in four matches for Venezuela’s senior national team throughout his career.
Here is Venezuela’s schedule for the 2021 Copa América:
Sunday, June 13: vs. Brazil, 4 p.m. CT, FOX
Thursday, June 17: vs. Colombia, 4 p.m. CT, FS1
Sunday, June 20: vs. Ecuador, 4 p.m. CT, FOX
Sunday, June 27: vs. Peru, 4 p.m. CT, FS2
Cádiz is one of five Boys in Gold who have been called up by their national teams during the recent international break: Aníbal Godoy (Panama), Alistair Johnston (Canada), Randall Leal (Costa Rica) and Walker Zimmerman (U.S.) have all seen action this month.
Godoy and Johnston will continue with the second round of Concacaf FIFA World Cup™ Qatar 2022 Qualifiers this weekend.