HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on Feb. 21, 2019.
Batista is a towering center back with experience in an MLS organization. Part of the Portland Timbers organization in 2017 and 2018, Batista played over 40 games for Portland Timbers 2 in the USL, and also played for the Timbers first team in a 2017 U.S. Open Cup match. The youngster will look to continue honing his game and break through to feature in LAFC's lineup.
COLLEGE: Played one season at UC Santa Barbara, earning 2016 Big West All-Freshman honors.