Young Austin FC talent Dani Pereira gets Venezuelan National Team nod for 1st time

The Venezuelan Football Federation (La Federación Venezolana de Fútbol) announced the roster for its upcoming international friendly matches in the U.S. — and it includes Austin FC’s own Dani Pereira.

It marks Pereira’s first call-up to the senior international level, a massive opportunity in his young career. The 22-year-old midfielder has been a stalwart of the Verde, making 77 appearances and leading the team in minutes played so far this MLS season.

Dani Pereira training with Venezuela in Washington DC
“Enjoying and learning from every moment” – Dani Pereira via Instagram

DP joins Venezuela for two international friendly matches on the East Coast.

  • vs Honduras on June 15 (Audi Field in Washington, D.C.)
  • vs Guatemala on June 18 (Rentschler Field in Hartford, CT)

No Dani, No Party

We had the chance to ask Pereira how he felt about bringing his game to La Vinotinto.

“I’ll try to bring joy to Venezuela. Obviously, I don’t know a lot about how they play, or what position I would play. But obviously I will take advantage of every opportunity and try to bring joy to the country.”

Dani Pereira
June 5, 2023

Good luck, Dani!

Dani Pereira Player Bio

Full Name: Daniel Pereira
HT: 5-9
WT: 150
Jersey Number: 6 Austin FC; 5 Venezuela
Birthdate: July 14, 2000 (Age 22)
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
College: Virginia Tech
Instagram: @danipereira09

Dani Pereira Player Stats

MLS Professional CareerStat
Games Played72
Key Passes45
Fouls Committed101
Yellow Cards19
Red Cards2
As of June 15, 2023 via

What is Dani Pereira’s salary?

Dani Pereira’s base salary in 2023 is the 9th lowest in the club — $100,000. Pereira’s guaranteed compensation, which includes bonuses, is $118,414. A Generation adidas selection as the first overall pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, the midfielder was paid a base of $81,375 in his inaugural first-team contract with ATXFC.

Cover Photo Credit: Daniel Pereira Instagram

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