LAFC Acquires 20-Year-Old Midfielder Eduard Atuesta

The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) announced today that the Club has signed 20-year-old midfielder Eduard Atuesta from Colombian side Independiente Medellín, acquired using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). Atuesta will occupy an international slot on LAFC’s roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 visa.

“Eduard is a young midfielder of great versatility and promise who we’re confident will have a bright future with LAFC,” said EVP of Soccer Operations and General Manager John Thorrington. “We’ve monitored him at both the league and international level and we believe he has all the right attributes to have an immediate impact with our group.”

Atuesta, 20, joins LAFC after appearing in 44 contests across all competitions for Independiente Medellín since his first-team debut on April 13, 2016. In his first season with the club, Atuesta helped the club lift the league title for the first time since 2009 and sixth time in its history.

On the international level, Atuesta captained Colombia’s U-20 team at the South American Championship in 2017, appearing in seven of the nine matches for a Colombian side that finished sixth in the competition.

“Eduard has great technical ability and a strong understanding of the game,” said LAFC Head Coach Bob Bradley. “We're excited to bring him to Los Angeles.”

Transaction: Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) signs midfielder Eduard Atuesta from Independiente Medellín using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM).