Young Venezuelan Stars Flock to MLS

Latino Athlete
Published on 02 Nov 2018 / In Futbol

Atlanta United striker Josef Martínez scored 31 goals, shattering the MLS single-season goals record that had stood since 1996.

In the past two years, 12 Venezuelans have signed with MLS clubs, including Yangel Herrera (NYCFC), Junior Moreno (D.C. United), Jefferson Savarino (Real Salt Lake) and Martinez. Most are under 25, and they are finding success during troubled times in their home country.

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