HOW ACQUIRED: Loaned from Boca Juniors on February 15, 2016. Acquired permanently on November 16, 2016.
PRONUNCIATION: loo-SYAH-no uh-KOHS'-tuh
Despite his stature, Acosta was one of the most important players on the field for United in 2016. The creative dynamo is a wizard on the ball, vexing defenders with all of his moves and finished the season with 11 assists. With his position now secured on the United roster, Acosta could be one of the most important attackers in MLS in 2017.
OUTSIDE MLS: Acosta is a product of the much-revered Boca Juniors youth academy. He made over 20 appearances with the Argentinian giants before being loaned out to Estudiantes. There he made 27 appearances, scoring one goal.