Houston Dynamo sign Colombian midfielder Yair Arboleda on loan

The Houston Dynamo have added youthful reinforcement to their attack, as they announced on Friday they have acquired midfielder Yair Arboleda on loan from Independiente Santa Fe. The loan lasts for the rest of the year, with an option for a permanent transfer. He will officially join the roster pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate.

Arboleda, 20, was a member of the the Independiente youth ranks, before moving to Mexico to join Club Tijuana’s reserves in 2014. The Colombian returned to Independiente the following year and has featured for that club’s first team. He is also a former Colombian Under-17 international.

“We’re pleased to welcome Yair Arboleda to the Houston Dynamo,” Dynamo vice president and general manager Matt Jordan said in a team statement. “He is a young and talented prospect with outstanding pace. At 20 years of age, we look forward to seeing him develop and grow within our system.”

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