Orlando City adds Ecuadorian winger Alexander Alvarado on loan from S.D. Aucas

USA v Ecuador: Quarter Final - 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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Looking to add more depth to the roster, Orlando City announces Monday it has made a move for Ecuadorian international Alexander Alvarado, a winger that most recently played for S.D. Aucas in Ecuador.

“Alexander possesses a great amount of versatility, able to play on the left, on the right or at the center,” Orlando City EVP of Soccer Operations Luiz Muzzi said in a statement. “We’re excited to welcome another young, dynamic addition to our team and think he has a bright future ahead of him. We look forward to seeing what he can add to our already competitive roster.”

Originally reported by Fabian Gallardo of Area Deportiva on Sunday, The Mane Land confirmed that Alvarado will be joining the Lions on loan through the rest of 2020, with a club option to buy.

Alvarado will join the team pending the receipt of his ITC, P-1 visa and completion of any mandatory quarantine period under local Florida and MLS health and safety protocol.

This season, Alvarado has scored one goal, adding four assists in 13 matches, while also adding a goal in two Copa Sudamericana appearances.

The forward also has international experience with the Ecuador U-20s, scoring four goals in 17 matches and appearing with the team that finished as semifinalists in the 2019 U-20 World Cup. That led to two caps for the Ecuador national team over the last year.

Over the last few years for club and country, Alvarado has been deployed as both a left and right winger, which will provide depth for Orlando behind Nani, Chris Mueller, Benji Michel and Robinho.

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