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Jefferson Savarino called up by Venezuela for qualifiers

Savarino isn’t anticipated to miss RSL minutes for the international absence.

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at Real Salt Lake Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

One of the true standouts for Real Salt Lake after he joined on loan in May, Jefferson Savarino has been given a real plaudit by the Venezuelan national team.

Savarino has been called in for their World Cup Qualification campaign. Venezuela faces Colombia on Aug. 31 and Argentina on Sept. 5. As a result, he shouldn’t miss a match for RSL, with the team on break for the FIFA window following their match against Colorado Rapids on Saturday.

Savarino, 20, has yet to play in a competitive match for Venezuela, although he was called in for an international friendly against the United States, playing 18 minutes.

The rise of Savarino seems to be continuing at a scorching pace, which perhaps shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone paying attention to his play for RSL. In his short time at the club, he’s already scored four goals and nabbed three assists.