HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on a 12-month loan, with an option to buy, from Velez Sarsfield using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) on January 28, 2020.
A former Paraguay U20 international, Amarilla is known as a natural finisher who combines high work rate with strong link-up play.
OUTSIDE MLS: The 24-year-old spent the 2019 season with Universidad Católica of Ecuador’s Liga PRO where he scored 19 goals in 24 game appearances to lead the league in the recently concluded Serie A season. Prior to being loaned out, Amarilla spent the 2017 and 2018 season with Argentina’s Vélez Sarsfield, where he made a total of 12 game appearances over two seasons. The former Paraguayan international began his professional career in Paraguay at Club Libertad of the first division in 2013-2016, making 13 game appearances, but was on loan during the 2014 and 2016 seasons to Club 3 de Febrero and Sol de America, respectively.
INTERNATIONAL: Amarilla has played for the U20 Paraguay National Team, making five game appearances in 2015 with one goal vs. Peru in the 2015 South American Championship.