FC Dallas signs former River Plate attacking midfielder Mauro Díaz

22-year-old Argentine joins FC Dallas from River Plate

FRISCO, Texas – FC Dallas has signed Argentine midfielder Mauro Díaz, pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate, the club announced today. Per league and team policy, terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.

“Mauro Diaz is a young prospect who fits the profile FC Dallas was looking to add,” said FC Dallas technical director Fernando Clavijo. “We’re excited to see how he will complement an already very talented offensive lineup as we head into the second half of the season with the goal of winning the MLS Cup.”

Díaz made his debut for famed Argentine side River Plate as a 17-year-old on Sept. 21, 2008. The attacking midfielder scored three goals in 53 appearances for the Argentine first division team before being loaned to Chilean first division side Unión Española for the 2012 season.

While with Unión Española, Díaz played a total of 41 matches, 26 of which were starts, for a total 2,267 minutes of action. The 22-year-old scored five goals and had seven assists during his time in Chile. Díaz returned to River Plate following the loan, starting twice for the 34-time champions of the Argentine first division during the 2013 Torneo Inicial.

“I am very excited to be able to welcome Mauro Diaz to FC Dallas,” said Dan Hunt, Vice President of Hunt Sports Group. “I was first impressed with his playmaking abilities as an 18-year-old playing with River Plate in 2009. I am pleased he’ll now be a part of FC Dallas’ strike force.”
 
Full Name: Mauro Díaz
Hometown: Concepción del Uruguay, Argentina
Date of Birth:  March 10, 1991
Height: 5’7”
Weight: 137
Position: Midfielder
Country: Argentina