FC Dallas Signs Santiago Mosquera as Young Designated Player

Versatile attacker joins FC Dallas ahead of 2018 CONCACAF Champions’ League tournament

FRISCO – FC Dallas has signed 23-year-old midfielder Santiago Mosquera from Colombian first division side, Millonarios FC.

Mosquera will be added to the roster as a Young Designated Player pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa. He will occupy an international spot on the FC Dallas roster.

Mosquera made his professional debut as a 21-year-old on March 20, 2016. He has played 54 games and scored eight goals. Mosquera captured the 2017 Clausura title with Millonarios. He made one appearance for the club in Copa Libertadores. Able to play on either wing or centrally in the No. 10 role, Mosquera adds versatility to the FC Dallas attack.

“Mosquera has all the things we were looking for this offseason,” said FC Dallas Technical Director Fernando Clavijo. “He plays specifically how Oscar [Pareja] would like to play. It was not an easy signing because he is a very high-quality player. He will make us better, for sure. He allows us to open up space on the field for Mauro [Diaz] and have a strong offensive lineup.”

Born in Buenaventura, Colombia, Mosquera began his youth career with Pacifico FC. He then worked his way up through the Millonarios’ youth system before becoming the leading scorer for the club’s Under-20 squad.

Name: Santiago Mosquera
Pronunciation: San-tea-aug-O Moss-kare-A
Position: Midfielder
No: 11
DOB: February 7, 1995 (23)
Birthplace: Buenaventura, Colombia
Hometown: Buenaventura, Colombia
Height: 5-6
Nationality: Colombia
Transaction: FC Dallas signs Santiago Mosquera as a Young Designated Player