HOW ACQUIRED: Signed from Herediano on Jan. 18, 2019. Signed to a multi-year contract extension on November 7, 2019.
Cruz is a tenacious central midfielder, with the Costa Rican likened to a "Tico Kante" for his skills at winning the ball and tidy play to facilitate transition play for his teammates. He led the team in scoring for the season, with seven goals from a midfield position in 22 regular-season appearances, and was named team MVP and was voted FCC Players’ Player of the Year.
INTERNATIONAL: Has 17 caps with the Costa Rican national team, scoring a pair of goals. Was also a Costa Rican international at U-23 level.