- C. United have announced the signing of Argentine right back Leonardo Jara, on a season long loan seal fro Boca Juniors. The signing is complete pending receipt of his P1 Visa and ITC.The 27-year-old Argentine has over 150 appearances in his native country’s top flight, and was first-choice in Boca Juniors’ run to the Copa Libertadores final in 2018. Jara has already joined United’s preseason training camp in Florida.
- C. United general manager and vice president of soccer operations David Kasper, said acquiring a right back was one their highest priority in the off season period, he praised Leornado’s defensive instincts and his ability toget forward, and add a dimension to the team’s attack. The 27-year-old addresses a pressing need at right back, after veteran Nick DeLeon signed with Toronto FC and with Jamaican international Oniel Fisher out until at least the summer following knee surgery.
Adding Jara means that United will be able to use Designated Player Paul Arriola as a winger, his natural position, rather than being forced to have him fill in at right back.
With the Jara deal done, United seems likely to turn attention to acquiring a forward to back up English star Wayne Rooney. The club has also been in the market for another central defender.