HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on Nov. 26, 2018.
An Argentine playmaker, Ledesma has scored 65 goals and added 40 assists across 260 combined appearances in his 11-year professional career. In FC Cincinnati’s third and final United Soccer League season, Ledesma had a sensational year where he scored 16 goals and added 16 assists en route to being named USL Most Valuable Player.
OUTSIDE MLS: Ledesma’s professional career began in 2008, when he debuted with Queens Park Rangers of the English Championship on loan from Italian Serie A club Genoa. He spent the first four years of his career between Italian and English sides including QPR (2008-09), U.S. Salernitana 1919 (2009), Novara Calcio (2009-10), FC Crotone (2010) and Walsall (2011). In 2011, Ledesma had a loan spell with Argentine side Defensa y Justicia. The Argentine spent the next few years exclusively in England, where he played with Walsall (2012), Middlesbrough (2012-15), Rotherham United (2014-16), Brighton and Hove Albion (2015) and Brentford (2016). Ledesma concluded 2016 by playing a half season in Greece’s top division with Panetolikos. He made his debut in the United States when he played for the NASL’s New York Cosmos in 2017, followed by his USL stint with FC Cincinnati in 2018.