HOW ACQUIRED: Signed by Columbus Crew SC from Basel using Targeted Allocation Money on August 6, 2015.
PRONUNCIATON: GAS-tone sOW-roh
The hulking center back joined Crew SC towards the end of the 2015 season, helping the club reach the MLS Cup. Sauro's ability in the air is among the best in the league but will likely miss the 2017 season due to a lingering knee injury.
OUTSIDE MLS: Before heading to Switzerland, Sauro spent four years at Boca Juniors in his native Argentina, where he made a total of 16 appearances. He made his professional debut with the club on April 12, 2009 with a start against Estudiantes in the 2008-09 Torneo Clausura. In 2011-12, his final season with Boca Juniors, he was a part of the squad that won that season's Apertura.He played two campaigns for Swiss giant FC Basel after joining the club ahead of the 2012-13 season. Sauro spent the 2014-15 season on-loan with Calcio Catania in Italy's Serie B, where he made 27 appearances (21 starts).