Atlanta United’s Hector Villalba were called into Paraguay’s national team

Paraguay calls up Atlanta United’s Almiron, Villalba

Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron and Hector Villalba were called into Paraguay’s national team by new manager Juan Carlos Osorio on Tuesday.

His selections were posted on Twitter. The next FIFA window for exhibition games is Oct. 8-16, but Paraguay has no games scheduled. Atlanta United doesn’t play during that window. It will host Chicago on Oct. 21.

Villalba is a native of Argentina, but earlier this year applied to play for Paraguay. He has seven goals and eight assists for Atlanta United.

Almiron 24, has 12 goals and 14 assists for Atlanta United, which leads MLS with 63 points. He played his first game for Paraguay in 2015. 

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

X