Raul Ruidiaz - Peru - in action during a friendly vs. Iceland at Red Bull Arena
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Three MLS players make Peru roster for 2019 Copa America

Peru manager Ricardo Gareca revealed the final roster for his team for the upcoming 2019 Copa America, and three MLS players are part of the squad.

NYCFC defender Alexander Callens, Seattle Sounders forward Raul Ruidiaz (pictured above), and Portland Timbers winger Andy Polo will be in the mix for Los Incas.

Peru are in Group A for the Copa America, alongside tournament host Brazil, Bolivia and Venezuela. The top two teams are guaranteed passage to the knockout stage, with the third-place finisher potentially advancing as well.

Peru will begin play in the tournament on June 15, with the group stage lasting a week. The tournament final is scheduled for July 7 in Rio de Janeiro. They last won the Copa America in 1975, but finished third in both 2015 and 2011, and under Gareca made a return to the World Cup in 2018 after a 36-year drought.


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