Álvaro Barreal was acquired by FC Cincinnati on Sept. 2, 2020 via transfer from Argentinian side Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield using Allocation Money.
2021 (FC Cincinnati): Appeared in all but one game, playing in 33 games including 26 starts, where he scored three goals and added three assists … started the first five games of the season including at Nashville SC in the opener (April 17) … scored the first ever FC Cincinnati goal at TQL Stadium with his 59th minute strike vs. Inter Miami CF in the stadium’s opener (May 16) … his 50th minute free-kick was the game-winner in the 1-0 win at Chicago Fire FC (June 23) … two games later scored again at Houston Dynamo FC, when his fifth minute goal was the fastest equalizer in club history in the 1-1 tie … recorded his first MLS assist at CF Montréal (July 17) … assisted Brenner’s goal on August 7 in a 1-1 stalemate at TQL Stadium … earned an assist in the 2-0 win over Toronto FC (Sept. 11).
2020 (FC Cincinnati): Made five appearances, including four starts ... made MLS and FCC debut and played 28 minutes in a substitute appearance at the Philadelphia Union (Oct. 7) ... replaced Frankie Amaya in the second half ... made his first start of the season and played 64 minutes against Toronto FC (Oct. 11) ... was replaced by Allan Cruz in the second half ... started and played 90 minutes against Columbus Crew SC (Oct. 14) ... started and played 86 minutes against D.C. United (Oct. 18) ... started and played 58 minutes against Minnesota United FC (Oct. 24) ... was replaced by Jürgen Locadia in the second half ... was unavailable against Sporting Kansas City (Oct. 28), Atlanta United FC (Nov. 1) and Inter Miami CF (Nov. 8) due to an injury ... MLS is Back Tournament: Did not make an appearance.
OUTSIDE MLS: The winger has made 18 appearances, including two starts, with Club Vélez Sarsfield across all competitions since 2018 … after coming up through the Vélez Sarsfield academy, Barreal made his professional debut in an Argentine Primera División match against Boca Juniors on Sept. 2, 2018 … he recorded his first-ever professional goal against River Plate on Feb. 4, 2019.
INTERNATIONAL: Represented Argentina’s youth national team and competed with the U-20s in the 2018 COTIF tournament in Valencia, Spain … made five appearances, all starts, scoring two goals as Argentina went on to win the tournament.