Juan Pablo Torres
HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from KSC Lokeren and signed to a multi-year contract on Jan. 26 2019.
Torres is a versatile, young American midfielder who embarked on his professional career in Europe. The 21-year-old is part of a cadre of young midfielders who hope to be the future of NYCFC's squad, while also getting playing time in the present day.
INTERNATIONAL: Has been a fixture on the US youth national team through various age levels. Captained the side as the US won the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship.
OUTSIDE MLS: Began his career at Lokeren, signing his first professional deal in 2017. Made two appearances for the Belgian side.