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Uruguay crushes Venezuela 3-0 in World Cup Qualifying

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Nicolas Lodeiro scores and earns a yellow that could see him back with Seattle Sounders for their October 12th match against Houston Dynamo.

For Uruguay the story is another win in CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying. Facing a Venezuela squad that they should be expected to beat at home, they took care of business. Edison Cavani scored his 35th and 36th goals to tie Forlan as their second highest scorer. It was Seattle Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro that opened the scoring.

Yes, that’s Barcelona great Luis Suarez with the assist on Nico’s header. As Sounders fans are used to Lodeiro moved to space frequently, applied defensive pressure and is a constant simple outlet for his team. If anything he passes even quicker in the light blues of Uruguay than he does with Seattle.

In the 50th minute Lodeiro earned a yellow (he seems to do that). That could mean that national team coach Oscar Tabárez releases him to join the Sounders for their October 12th (7:30 PM) match against the Houston Dynamo. Uruguay plays Colombia on the 11th and no longer has his services in that game. Final word should come out in the next few days.

La Celeste now are first in CONMEBOL with a bullet. Their +14 goal differential is as much as teams ranked 2nd, 3rd and 4th combined (though Brazil and Argentina are still to play as of this writing).