alejandro hohberg


Is Peruvian forward Alejandro Hohberg on the verge of a move to Major League Soccer? If he leaves Universitario in the Peruvian Liga 1, the 28-year-old reportedly has a clause in his contract that only allows for an “immediate” MLS transfer.


Hohberg, who also plays as a left winger, arrived at Universitario on a free transfer from Alianza Lima in January. He’s scored four goals in the Apertura campaign and has been capped four times for La Blanquirroja, making his debut against Trinidad & Tobago in a friendly win in 2016. Most recently, Hohberg had a 12-minute stint off the bench in an international friendly against Uruguay in October.

Hohberg, whose grandfather is famed former Uruguayan player Juan Hohberg, began his professional career in that country, competing for Rentistas and CA Torque before a move to FBC Melgar in Peru in 2014.

He’s scored 35 league goals in eight years as a professional. If Hohberg comes to MLS, he’ll join fellow countrymen Raul Ruidiaz of the Seattle Sounders, NYCFC defender Alexander Callens, Portland Timbers’ winger Andy Polo, San Jose Earthquakes fullback Marcos Lopez and Vancouver Whitecaps forward Yordy Reyna.