TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing
Arango returns to MLS after starring for LAFC from 2021-22, recording 35 goals and six assists in 58 games across all competitions for the Black & Gold. He was part of their MLS Cup/Supporters’ Shield double-winning side in 2022.
Arango would arrive from Pachuca roughly four months after LAFC transferred him to the Mexican club. He left in February on a reported $6 million transfer, looking for an increased contract after not being a Designated Player during his first MLS stint.
Now, Arango would reportedly occupy a DP slot with RSL and surpass the reported $4 million transfer fee (previous club record) they spent to land winger Andrés Gómez from Colombian side Millonarios FC in January. Arango also played for Millonarios before coming to LAFC in August 2021.
While at LAFC, Arango tallied 35 goals and six assists in 58 games across all competitions. He was part of their MLS Cup/Supporters’ Shield double-winning side in 2022.
While at Pachuca, Arango chipped in five goals and two assists in 13 games across all competitions. They finished fifth in the Liga MX Clausura table.
Arango would give RSL a proven goalscorer to spearhead an attack that’s led by Gómez and Jefferson Savarino on the flanks, as well as Damir Kreilach centrally. RSL also have Rubio Rubín and Danny Musovski at center forward, though neither has fully grabbed the starting No. 9 position.
If paperwork and timelines hold true, Arango may be eligible to debut July 8 when they host Orlando City SC at America First Field (9:30 pm ET | MLS Season Pass). For Arango to be registered and eligible, RSL would need to wait for the MLS Secondary Transfer Window to open on July 5.
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