Atlanta United has signed winger Hector "Tito" Villalba from Argentina league side San Lorenzo as the Major League Soccer team's first young designated player ahead of its inaugural season.
The compact, explosive winger will spend the rest of 2016 on loan before joining the expansion team for the preseason in 2017. The 21-year-old is likely headed out on loan to Liga MX club Tijuana, according to a report on MLSsoccer.com.
"Hector is an exciting player, and one of the top young talents in Argentina,"...
For Nestor Ortigoza, taking a penalty kick is like a trip back in time.
There he is, back in his teenage years in the Merlo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, standing among 99 others at 10 o'clock at night. It's quite simple: You score your penalty, you stay in the game -- a penalty knockout competition involving high stakes that will last until 5am or 6am. And if you are the last one standing, you get money so you can eat the next week.
"We played for money. It was to be able to eat, to buy clothes....
HARRISON, N.J. -- The New York Red Bulls have acquired winger Gonzalo Veron from Club Atletico San Lorenzo in the Argentine Primera Division as a designated player.
The Major League Soccer team didn't close terms of the deal, which was announced on Wednesday. Veron might play Sunday against New York City FC if his paperwork clears.
Paolo Guerrero netted a hat-trick as Corinthians continued their winning streak in the Copa Libertadores with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Uruguay's Danubio.
The Peruvian striker helped the Brazilian giants collect their fourth win in as many games and lead Group 2 with maximum points.
Jadson opened the scoring for Tite's side after 26 minutes with a free-kick and Guerrero started his goalscoring campaign just after the half-hour mark as he headed home an Elias cross.
Only 20 seconds after the...