FC Dallas signed defender Hernán Grana on loan from Argentine side Ferro Carril Oeste on Feb. 7, 2017.
Grana has played 11 seasons and over 200 matches in the Argentine first division since joining Lanús as a 23-year-old in 2008. The defender excelled during a seven-game stint in MLS with the Columbus Crew in 2015 before returning for personal reasons.
“We feel that Hernán will feel very much at home here in Dallas,” said FC Dallas Technical Director Fernando Clavijo. “He will be the sixth Argentine in our locker room, along with several other South Americans and Spanish-speakers. He is now in an ideal position to excel on and off the pitch.”
In addition to Lanús, Grana spent time with Argentine first division teams: Quilmes, Belgrano, All Boys, Boca Juniors and Ferro Carril Oleste. Since returning from MLS, Grana has appeared in 39 matches for All Boys and Ferro Carril Oleste.
Hernan has two kids, Santi and Thomas… He has an older brother who used to play soccer in Argentina… He likes to spend time with this kids, family and friends during his down time… He is a big fan of the Argentinian soccer team Racing Club… He doesn’t play video games often, but when he has the chance he will play FIFA… He’s traveled to Mexico, Venezuela and Paraguay.