Venezuela missing key playersPosted: Friday March 28, 2003 6:12 PM
Updated: Saturday March 29, 2003 6:56 AM
Venezuela coach Richard Paez has named four foreign-based players to his 17-man roster for Saturday's friendly against the USA.
Three foreign-based players -- Alejandro Cichero (Cerro/Uruguay), Juan Arango (Pachuca/Mexico) and Hector Gonzalez (Olimpo/Argentina) -- will not travel to Seattle but will join Venezuela for its April 2 home game against Jamaica in Caracas.
Also not on the squad is Ruberth Moran, Venezuela's leading scoring during its unsuccessful qualifying campaign for the 2002 World Cup with four goals.
The four foreign-based players on the roster are defenders Jose Manuel Rey and Jorge Rojas of Emelec (Ecuador), goalkeeper Manuel Sanhouse (Club Espoli/Ecuador) and Gabriel Urdaneta (Lugano/Switzerland).
GoalkeepersGilberto Angelucci (Deportivo Tachira)
Manuel Sanhouse (Club Espoli/Ecuador)
DefendersWilfredo Alvarado (ItalChacao)
Luis Vallenilla Pacheco (Caracas FC)
Jose Manuel Rey (Emelec/Ecuador)
Jorge Rojas (Emelec/Ecuador)
Leonel Vielma (Maracaibo)
Javier Villafraz (Estudiantes)
MidfieldersLeopoldo Jimenez (ItalChacao)
Ricardo David Paez (Caracas FC)
Giovanny Perez (Estudiantes)
Gabriel Urdaneta (Lugano/Switzerland)
Luis Vera (Caracas FC)
ForwardsCristian Casseres (Deportivo ItalChacao)
Juan Garcia (Mineros)
Wilfredo Moreno (Mineros)
Daniel Noriega (Deportivo ItalChacao)