Without Leonarod Ponzio, who suffers from myocarditis, Marcelo Gallardo defined the 27 players who will travel to the United States for the River Plate preseason.
The experienced central midfielder possibly intended to make his last preseason with the millionaire team and will not be able to be due to a heart problem, a consequence of COVID-19. The same situation lives Paulo Díaz, that he could not do physical activity for a month when he was infected.
The millionaire squad will travel to Orlando on Friday to play a series of friendlies and work on what is coming.
The players cited by the DT are the following: Germán Lux, Enrique Bologna, Franco Petroli, Leonardo Díaz, Fabricio Angileri, Javier Pinola, Jonatan Maidana, Bruno Zuculini, Milton Casco, Paulo Díaz, Alex Vigo, Tomás Lecanda, Enzo Pérez, Jorge Carrascal, Agustín Palavecino, José Paradela, Santiago Simón , Tomás Castro Ponce, Felipe Peña Biafore, Tomás Galván, Matías Suárez, Agustín Fontana, Federico Girotti, Benjamín Rollheiser, Enzo Fernández, Lucas Beltrán and Fabián Londoño Bedoya.
There are absentees with notice, because they are playing the Copa América in Brazil. They are: Franco Armani, Gonzalo Montiel, Julián Álvarez, Héctor David Martínez, Robert Rojas, Rafael Santos Borré and Nicolás De la Cruz.
El Millonario will play, in principle, three preparatory games: on Sunday 27 he will play against América from Cali in Miami and then will have two games against Barcelona from Ecuador, a team that won the area that it shared with Boca in the Copa Libertadores. Both will be in Orlando, the first on Wednesday, June 30 and the second on Sunday, July 4.
River’s squad will work at the ESPN Sports Complex at Disney World, which has already served as a bubble for Major League Soccer and the NBA, in addition to hosting River at other times in the Gallardo era. It is about 203 hectares that allow the practice of 60 sports outdoors or indoors.