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Austin FC Acquires Colombian Defender Jhohan Romana Via Transfer from Club GuaranÍ

December 22, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Austin FC News Release


Austin, Texas - Austin FC, the 27th club in Major League Soccer (MLS), announced today that Colombian defender Jhohan Romaña will join the Club via transfer ahead of its inaugural 2021 MLS season. Terms of Romaña's transfer were not disclosed in accordance with League and Club Policy. Romaña will formally join fellow Club Guaraní teammates Rodney Redes and Cecilio Domínguez in Austin when the 2021 MLS preseason formally commences.

"Jhohan is a dynamic and versatile defender who has demonstrated his abilities playing in important national and continental competitions with Guaraní," commented Austin FC Sporting Director, Claudio Reyna. "At a young age, he is also a proven player who will contribute depth to the squad. We are pleased to welcome him ahead of our inaugural season."

"2020 has been a been rewarding year career wise," commented Romaña. "Joining Austin FC in 2021 means a new and positive step in my career as a professional football player and I look forward to giving my new Club my very best in every aspect."

Romaña (pronounced "Row-ma-nhya") joins Austin FC after making 19 appearances (19 starts) with Paraguay Primera División side Club Guaraní (2019-20). Romaña played 12 matches (11 starts) in the 2020 CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores, scoring one (1) goal in group stage play during a 3-1 away win against Club Atlético Tigre from Argentina in October 2020.

Prior to joining Guaraní, the Apartadó, Colombia, native spent the 2016-18 seasons with six-time Colombian Champions Independiente Medellín, making two (2) appearances (two (2) starts) across all competitions and helping Independiente Medellín win the 2016 Torneo Apertura.

Following the acquisition of Romaña, Austin FC's roster consists of:

Goalkeepers

Brady Scott (USA)

Defenders

Julio Cascante (Costa Rica)

Nick Lima (USA)

Jhohan Romaña (Colombia)

Ben Sweat (USA)

Midfielders

Joe Corona (USA)

Hector Jimenez (USA)

Alex Ring (Finland)

Ulises Segura (Costa Rica)

Jared Stroud (USA)

Forwards

Cecilio Domínguez (Paraguay)

Jon Gallagher (Ireland)

Danny Hoesen (Netherlands)

Rodney Redes (Paraguay)

Transaction: Austin FC acquires Jhohan Romaña via transfer from Club Guaraní on December 22, 2020.

Jhohan Romaña Player Details

Name: Jhohan Romaña (pronounced "Row-ma-nhya")

Position: Defender

Height: 6'1"

Born: September 13, 1998

Age: 22

Birthplace: Apartadó, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

LEAGUE STATISTICS

CLUB YEAR MATCHES GOALS

Club Guaraní 2019-20 19 0

Independiente Medellín 2016-18 1 0

TOTAL 20 0

CUP AND NATIONAL TEAM STATISTICS

CONMEBOL COPA LIBERTADORES YEAR MATCHES GOALS

Club Guaraní 2020 12 1

TOTAL 12 1

COPA COLOMBIA YEAR MATCHES GOALS

Independiente Medellín 2016 1 0

TOTAL 1 0

TROPHIES YEAR TITLE

Independiente Medellín 2016 Torneo Apertura

Statistics source: MLSsoccer.com / Soccerway

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