25 Aug Austin FC indicators Cecilio Dominguez as first Designated Participant
MLS growth aspect Austin FC has signed Paraguay worldwide winger Cecilio Dominguez as its first Designated Participant, the membership introduced on Monday.
Dominguez, 26, strikes to Austin from Argentine giants Independiente the place he spent final season after transferring over from Membership America. Dominguez will stay on mortgage for the rest of the 2020 season earlier than becoming a member of his new team in January of 2021.
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“Cecilio is the type of player we wanted for our first Designated Player signing. He’s a young but experienced, attacking international who joins us from one of the biggest clubs in South America,” said Austin FC head coach Josh Wolff. “His dynamic forward play will translate well to MLS.
“He is an attacking player well known to Liga MX fans, with a broad skillset, good movement off the ball and the ability to come inside and create scoring opportunities by himself. He can score with both feet and his head, and he is a true team player. His club experience in Mexico, Paraguay, and Argentina, alongside his national team history with Paraguay, adds a significant threat to our forward line. He’s a player fans will be pleased to see when we start play in 2021.”
Dominguez, who is the club’s second signing, scored eight goals and provided six assists in 42 games for Independiente, and scored 21 goals in 74 matches for America prior to that.
Austin FC sporting director Claudio Reyna said he had no shortage of suitors for his services.
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“He selected Austin FC versus staying in Argentina with the likes of Boca Juniors displaying severe curiosity,” mentioned Reyna.
“Each methods it exhibits the assumption we’ve got in him and likewise him in our workers and the best way we’re completely going to get him again to his highest stage. He simply turned 26 and has a lot to sit up for. It is the problem we discuss with each participant … there is no doubt that he will discover his type and be a very impactful participant for us.”
Dominguez, who has additionally had stints at Paraguayan golf equipment Nacional and Cerro Porteno, has appeared 17 occasions for his nation however has but to attain.