MLS maestros: The No. 10s lighting up MLS and bucking the global trend
Some have proclaimed the death of the traditional playmaker. A look around MLS tells a very different story.
HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from KRC Genk and signed as a Designated Player on March 4, 2019.
A creative player in the prime of his career who has captained one of the top teams in Belgium, KRC Genk, Pozuelo impacts the game with every touch of the ball, with his ability to thread the perfect pass in the final third and his goal-scoring prowess. He was named the Landon Donovan MVP in 2020
OUTSIDE MLS: Began his career with his local club, Real Betis in the youth system. Made his first team debut on October 2, 2011. He remained with the Spanish club until the conclusion of the 2013 season and appeared in 33 matches registering three goals across all competitions. Pozuelo joined English Premier League side, Swansea City, in the summer of 2013. He appeared in 36 matches, registering two goals and adding six assists across all competitions. Following his time at Swansea City, Pozuelo joined Rayo Vallecano in the summer of 2014. He made 13 appearances registering one goal between La Liga and Copa Del Rey matches. He then moved to KRC Genk, where he made a combined 175 appearances across five seasons, scoring 25 goals and adding 60 assists.
NOTES: Landon Donovan MVP (2020) ... MLS Best XI (2020)