MLS Moves: Austin FC signs Argentine midfielder Tomas Pochettino as second DP

Austin FC signed Argentine midfielder Tomas Pochettino as its second Designated Player.

Pochettino, 25, joins the MLS expansion team from Talleres for which he has played since 2018. He previously played for Boca Juniors and Defensa y Justicia.

“Tomas is an exciting and attack-minded midfielder we have been monitoring for some time," said Austin FC coach Josh Wolff. “He will offer us pace and versatility in the midfield, and we are confident he will make an immediate impact on our attacking end.”

Paraguayan winger Cecilio Dominguez was Austin FC's first DP signing.

Austin FC
Goalkeepers (3): Brady Scott (Nashville SC), Brad Stuver (NYCFC), Andrew Tarbell (Columbus Crew).
Defenders (7): Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Julio Cascante (Portland Timbers), Hector Jimenez (Columbus Crew), Freddy Kleemann (Univ. of Washington), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes),  Jhohan Romana (Guarani, Paraguay), Ben Sweat (Inter Miami).
Midfielders (6): Diego Fagundez (New England Revolution), Daniel Pereira (Virginia Tech Univ.), Tomas Pochettino (Tallares, Argentina), Alex Ring (NYCFC), Ulises Segura (D.C. United), Jared Stroud (NY Red Bulls).
Forwards (5): Cecilio Dominguez (Independiente, Argentina), Jon Gallagher (Atlanta United), Kekuta Manneh (New England Revolution), Rodney Redes (Guarani, Paraguay), Aaron Schoenfeld (Minnesota United).
Also: Danny Hoesen (rights acquired from San Jose Earthquakes in Expansion Draft).
Re-Entry-Process: Joe Corona (Houston Dynamo).
Traded: Kamal Miller (CF Montreal).

Photo: Tallares.

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