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.
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
Jersey Number: 6 Austin FC; 5 Venezuela
Birthdate: July 14, 2000 (Age 22)
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
College: Virginia Tech
Dani Pereira Player Stats
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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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