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LAFC Signs Colombian Forward Cristian Arango

August 2, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Los Angeles FC News Release

The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) announced today the acquisition of Colombian forward Cristian Arango from Millonarios Fútbol Club of Colombia's top league, Categoría Primera A. Arango, who will occupy an international spot, was acquired using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) and will be added to LAFC's roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P1 Visa.

"Cristian is an accomplished striker and an important acquisition for us at this stage of the season," said LAFC Co-President & General Manager John Thorrington. "We believe that he will be a great fit and, given his age and experience, will help us now and into the future."

Arango, 26, has been with Millonarios since 2019, where he has scored 20 goals and added three assists in 50 matches across all competitions. He began his professional career with Colombian side Envigado in 2015, where he appeared in 45 matches and added six goals amidst loan spells to Valencia B and Millonario. He was then transferred to S.L. Benfica of the Portuguese Primeira Liga in 2017, where he spent time on loan with C.D. Aves - and helped them win a Portuguese Cup, and C.D. Tondela in 2018 before landing with Millonarios in 2019.

TRANSACTION: Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) signs Colombian forward Cristian Arango using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). Arango will occupy an international spot and will be added to the Club's roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P1 Visa.


Full Name: Cristian Daniel Arango Duque

Position: Forward

Born: 3/9/1995

Height: 5-8

Weight: 171 lbs.

Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

Hometown: Medellín, Colombia

Last Club: Millonarios Fútbol Club

Citizenship: Colombia

How Acquired: Signed on Aug. 2, 2021

Roster Designation: International

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