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Watch: Martínez records first international assist for Venezuela

José Andrés Martínez connected with Edson Castillo on a cross in the 51st minute of a 2-2 draw with Ecuador



Philadelphia Union midfielder José Andrés Martínez made his third straight start for Venezuela in Copa America group play Sunday and recorded an assist early in the second half to tie thee game at 1-1.

Playing out wide again as a winger on the right side in a 5-4-1 formation, Martínez was able to send in a perfectly placed cross for Edson Castillo to go up and head it past Ecuador keeper Pedro Ortiz in the 51st minute.

Martínez played 77 minutes in the match, which ended in a 2-2 draw after Ronald Hernández tied the game at 2-2 for Venezuela in extra time.

Venezuela is currently in fourth place in Group B with two points out of three matches. They wrap up group play on Sunday against Peru. Four of the five teams from each of the two groups advance.

Watch his assist and the full highlights of the match below.

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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