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Rodrigo Saravia signs with Columbus Crew, called up by Guatemalan senior National Team

Just 24 hours after officially signing with MLS club Columbus Crew, former FGCU midfielder Rodrigo Saravia was called up to play for the Guatemalan senior National Team on Friday, Feb. 5.

Saravia, who officially signed on with the club on Thursday, Feb. 4, was called up in time for Guatemala’s international friendly against Honduras on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

According to the club, this is Saravia’s second time being called up to the senior team, his first since signing with Columbus. Saravia spent this past summer playing for the U23 Guatemalan National Team and previously at the U20 level.

The reigning Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year was picked as the No. 19 overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft last month and has been training with the club in its preseason workouts since.

Saravia becomes the club’s 10th player on the current roster to earn a call up from a senior national team under head coach Gregg Berhalted.


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Kelli Krebs

Kelli Krebs is a senior at Florida Gulf Coast University and is currently the editor-in-chief at FGCU's campus newspaper, Eagle News. She majors in journalism and minoring in advanced procrastination and works throughout the area as a sports reporter and freelance photographer. When she's not behind a camera, Kelli can be found secretly jamming along to the "Grease" soundtrack in her car, quoting all of the dialogue from Fight Club, or watching Breaking Bad reruns (RIP W.W.). Fan of pre-Jameis Winston Florida State, college basketball, Red Sox Spring Training, and untorrented FC Barcelona games.

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