Player Details

Name

Luis Amarilla

Height

5' 12"

Weight

161 lbs

Date of Birth

8.25.1995 (25)

Birthplace

Areguá, Paraguay

Position

Forward

Position Detail

Striker

Preferred Side

Centre

Footedness

Right

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

International

Player Status

Injured List
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

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.

 

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