Three Atlanta United players get international call-ups

Atlanta United midfielder Josef Martinez takes a shot on goal that is blocked by FC Cincinnati during the second half in their MLS soccer match on Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Atlanta.    Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

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Atlanta United midfielder Josef Martinez takes a shot on goal that is blocked by FC Cincinnati during the second half in their MLS soccer match on Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Josef Martinez and Tito Villalba have joined Pity Martinez as Atlanta United players called up to their senior national team for the coming FIFA window March 18-26.

It was previously announced that Pity Martinez was called up to the Argentine national team. He is the first player ever to receive a call up to his national team while playing in MLS. He will be available for friendlies against Venezuela on March 22 and Morocco on March 26.

Josef Martinez will join Venezuela. He will be available to face Argentina on March 22. Martinez, the reigning MLS MVP and goal scorer champion, has nine goals in 46 appearances for Venezuela.

Villalba will join Paraguay. He will be available against Peru on March 22 and Mexico on March 26.

The players will leave for the international camps following Sunday’s MLS home match against the Philadelphia Union. They will return for the next match at the Columbus Crew on March 30.

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