MLS maestros: The No. 10s lighting up MLS and bucking the global trend
Some have proclaimed the death of the traditional playmaker. A look around MLS tells a very different story.
HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from San Lorenzo on February 2, 2017.
Blanco knows how to work back defensively, but is an attacking player with the ability to play on either wing, and in the No. 10 role. He is technical and can provide quality decision making in the final third. He was having an MVP-caliber season before suffering a torn ACL in his right knee in early September, 2020.
INTERNATIONAL: Blanco has two caps with the Argentina national team, making his debut with Argentina on May 20, 2009, in a 3-1 win over Panama. Blanco scored his first goal for the national team in a 4-0 win over Haiti on May 5, 2010.
OUTSIDE MLS: Blanco has more than 200 appearances in the Argentine Primera División, recording 19 goals and 27 assists in 138 appearances across all competitions with Club Atlético Lanús (2006-11) and tallying 12 goals and 14 assists in 84 appearances across all competitions for San Lorenzo (2015-17).