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Phoenix Rising FC Signs Midfielder Carlos Anguiano

January 3, 2022 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Phoenix Rising FC News Release

Phoenix Rising FC has signed midfielder Carlos Anguiano, pending USL and federation approval, the club announced today.

"My agent reached out to me to let me know Phoenix was interested and, for me, it was a very quick yes," said Anguiano. "I could not let this opportunity go. Rising is very positive in the way they play. They love attacking actions and they like to press as soon as they lose the ball - dictating the play as much as possible. I love that style of play and feel like I will fit well within the system."

Carlos made his professional debut with Portland Timbers 2 when he was just 17 years old, on July 23, 2017. He made 13 appearances for T2 across all competitions in 2017 and 2018 before having a breakout season in 2019, when Anguiano recorded two goals and five assists in 22 appearances.

"Carlos is an extremely versatile midfielder," said Rising head coach Rick Schantz. "He's another player who can break down, pressure and keep possession in tight spaces. At just 22 years old, Carlos already has 77 appearances in USLC. He understands what it takes and has shown to be an impact player at this level. With the addition of Carlos, we have a very good balance of youth, experience and talent heading into the 2022 season."

A staple of his playing style, Anguiano recorded a passing percentage of 89% in 2019. He remained among the league leaders in passing accuracy (88%) in 2020, when he appeared in 15 matches in his final season with T2. Anguiano maintained an 88% passing percentage again in 2021 after transferring to the Tacoma Defiance. He also broke the 2,000-minute mark, scored three goals and added two assists.

Rising now has 18 players under contract for the 2022 season including: Aguiano, Richmond Antwi, Joey Calistri, Lalo Delgado, Niall Dunn, Marcus Epps, Joe Farrell, Ryan Flood, Ivan Gutierrez, Darnell King, Jonathan Levin, Manuel Madrid, Santi Moar, James Musa, Baboucar Njie, Aodhan Quinn, Arturo Rodriguez and Luis Seijas.

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Transaction: Phoenix Rising signs Carlos Anguiano

Name: Carlos Anguiano

Position: Midfielder

Pronunciation: An-GEE-ah-no

DOB: September 13, 1999 (22)

Hometown: Salem, Oregon

Birthplace: Salem, Oregon

Height: 5-5

Weight: 120

Twitter: @CarlosA_24

Instagram: @carlosanguiano_

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