HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Club Deportivo Universidad Catolica and signed using Targeted Allocation Money on July 9, 2018.
Ibarra is an international winger who can change games with his pace and his ability to challenge defenders. His skill and pace could be a gamechanger for Minnesota over the next couple of years.
INTERNATIONAL: Ibarra received his first call-up to the Ecuador national team in October 2017 for the final round of CONMEBOL qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Ibarra struck the equalizer in the 83rd minute of his first match against Chile, an eventual 2-1 defeat for Ecuador, and scored 38 seconds into the second game against Argentina (a 3-1 loss).
OUTSIDE MLS: Ibarra began his youth career at Club Valle del Chota in his native Ecuador in 2006 before moving to Espoli and then Universidad Católica, where he made his professional debut in 2011. He spent time with Liga de Quito in 2013, but returned to Universidad Católica in 2014. Since then, he has scored 16 goals in 131 matches with the club.
NOTES: Older brother Renato plays for Club America in Liga MX.