HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on January 13, 2017.
Sanchez is a veteran defensive midfielder who spent the majority of his career with FC Barcelona B after coming out of the famed La Masia academy. He should battle for a starting spot in the Sporting midfield in 2017.
OUTSIDE MLS: Sánchez, a product of FC Barcelona's famed La Masia youth academy, has eight years of professional experience in Spain and Germany. The defensive midfielder featured extensively for FC Barcelona B from 2009-2014 and most recently played for Spanish side Elche CF during the 2015-16 season.