HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Universidad Catolica and signed for the 2018 season with two-and-a-half option years on Jan. 22, 2018.
Vargas is a young attacking midfielder who has dribbling and shooting abilities that allows him to play in different attacking positions.
INTERNATIONAL: Vargas was called up by the Chile national team in 2016 for FIFA World Cup qualification games against Argentina and Venezuela, although he did not feature. He was also on Chile's provisional list for the Copa America Centenario in 2016. He previously started three games in the 2017 CONMEBOL U20 Championship.
OUTSIDE MLS: Vargas recorded eight goals and five assists in 40 Primera División games in Chile with club Universidad Católica, between 2014 and 2017. He helped UC win the Liguilla Pre-Sudamericana Apertura 2015 to earn its place in the 2015 Copa Sudamericana, registering two goals and three assists in four starts. He then contributed to the 2016 Clausura championship title (second half of the season) with three goals, which led the club to a place in the 2017 Copa Libertadores. He added two goals in nine Copa Chile games and played in two Copa Sudamericana games and in the 2017 Supercopa de Chile game.