HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Independiente Medillin and signed on Feb. 27, 2018. Re-signed after LAFC exercised purchase option Dec. 13, 2018.
A versatile, young defensive midfielder, Atuesta made an immediate impact during LAFC's inaugural season and has remained a vital part of the club's midfield.
INTERNATIONAL: Atuesta competed for Colombia in CONMEBOL's Pre-Olympic tournament, scoring one goal. He captained Colombia’s U-20 team at the South American Championship in 2017, appearing in seven of the nine matches for a Colombian side that finished sixth in the competition.
OUTSIDE MLS: Atuesta joined LAFC after appearing in 44 contests across all competitions for Independiente Medellín since his first-team debut on April 13, 2016. In his first season with the club, Atuesta helped the club lift the league title for the first time since 2009 and sixth time in its history.