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Charlotte FC will sign a Mexican legend for its first MLS season ever

By Federico Aldrighetti

Charlotte FC will sign a Mexican legend for its first MLS season ever

The new franchise of Charlotte is reported to already have secured the signing of a Mexican international for when the team makes its MLS debut.

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The COVID-19 pandemic delayed Charlotte FC's debut in MLS and the franchise will have to wait until 2022 to play its first official matches. But the club is using the time left to assemble the players needed to make the roster, being the first one the Spanish Sergio Ruiz Alonso, on loan until the debut date.

He is not the only one. There is negotiations almost finished for a Mexican legend. He is one of the most capped ever Mexico players with more 100 matches for the national team, represented his country in many World Cups and made a long and fruitful career at European soccer that is still going on.

This player Charlotte FC is set to bring in is Andres Guardado. Currently playing for Real Betis, the Mexican will be 35 years old when the 2022 MLS season starts. He has been dealing with some injury problems, but when he plays he has great performances in one of the best leagues in the world. And Charlotte FC fans will appreciate that.

After making his debut for Atlas in Mexico, Guardado showed his skills in Deportivo, Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen, PSV Eindhoven and now, Real Betis. He is not only the second most capped ever Mexico player with 152 matches, but he is also the tenth top scorer his country has ever had, scoring 28 times.


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