HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Designated Player after transfer from from Argentine club Independiente on August 24, 2020
As the first Designated Player, he 26-year-old Paraguayan international is part of the foundation of the expansion side. He's young and experienced, a dynamic, goalscoring winger who made his name in the region during a stint with Liga MX's Club América from 2017-19 before joining Independiente.
OUTSIDE MLS: Born in Asunción, Paraguay in 1994, Domínguez was a graduate of the Sol de América youth program. At age 17, he made his Paraguayan Primera División first team debut with Sol de América in 2012. In 2014, Domínguez transferred to Cerro Porteño where he scored 33 league and cup goals in 81 appearances after a short loan with Nacional where he played in the semifinal and final of the 2014 Copa Libertadores. With Cerro Porteño, Domínguez was the joint-top scorer in both the 2016 Copa Sudamericana and the Torneo Clausura 2016 (Paraguay). Domínguez then transferred to Club América in Liga MX, scoring on his debut against Veracruz. He went on to accumulate 74 league and cup appearances and 21 goals with Club América, being crowned Liga MX Apertura Champion in 2018. While with Club América, Domínguez competed in four (4) Concacaf Champions League matches, scoring three (3) goals. In 2019, Domínguez was signed by Argentina’s Club Atlético Independiente, becoming the club’s record signing. In the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, Domínguez made 29 league and 13 cup appearances, scoring eight (8) goals. After signing with Austin FC, he spent the 2020 season on loan with Club Guarani, where he scored six goals in 20 appearances. In total, Domínguez has 43 goals in 150 appearances.
INTERNATIONAL: Domínguez’s international career began with Paraguay’s Under-17 team in 2010. He then progressed to the Under-20 team in 2013, tallying one (1) goal in 12 appearances. In 2014, he made his Paraguayan senior team debut against South Korea. Domínguez has been capped at senior international level 17 times to date.