FRISCO, Texas (August 31, 2023) — FC Dallas Midfielder Alan Velasco has received a call-up to the Argentina National Team for the upcoming CONMEBOL FIFA World Cup Qualifying window. Velasco, 21, will report to the Argentine Football Association on Sunday, September 3. Velasco is the first player in club history to get a call up to a reigning world cup national team.
The midfielder will join the Argentinian National Team under Head Coach Lionel Scaloni for la Albiceleste’s CONMEBOL FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches against Ecuador on September 7 and against Bolivia on September 12.
Previously, Velasco has been called up to Argentina’s youth national teams, including the U-15 and U-17 squads. In 2019, Velasco was part of the U-17 team that won the South American U-17 Championship and featured in the U-17 FIFA men’s World Cup in 2019.
In 2023, Velasco featured in twenty MLS regular season matches. During Leagues Cup play, Velasco appeared in every game, scoring the opening goal against Liga MX side Mazatlán F.C. as well as finding the back of the net against Inter Miami CF in the Round of 16 matchup.