HOW ACQUIRED: Claimed off waivers on Sept. 14, 2018.
The Armenian international makes excellent runs from his position as a center forward, and has the speed and skill to peel away from opposing defenders. He returns to MLS after being waived by RSL prior to the 2018 season.
INTERNATIONAL: Movsisyan has been a regular call-up to the Armenian national team since making his international debut in 2010, participating in the country’s unsuccessful qualifying campaigns for the 2012 and 2016 European Championships and 2014 FIFA World Cup.
OUTSIDE MLS: After spending the first four years of his career in MLS – first with Kansas City, then with RSL – Movsisyan moved to Danish club Randers following the 2009 season. He spent one year in Denmark, scoring 12 goals in 30 league appearances and adding five more in five UEFA Europa League matches before engineering a transfer to Russian Premier League side Krasnodar in January 2011. His first full season with the club was one of the best of his career, with Movsisyan scoring 14 goals in 37 appearances in the 2011-12 campaign. He made a big money move to Russian giants Spartak Moscow halfway through the 2012-13 season. His 2013-14 season was his best with the club, when he scored 16 goals in 27 league matches and bagged two more in two UEFA Europa League contests. Despite that spectacular season, Movsisyan fell out of favor with Spartak over the last two years, scoring just five goals in 27 league appearances since the start of the 2014-15 campaign. Spent the six months on loan in 2018 with Swedish first-division side Djurgardens IF, appearing in four matches.
COLLEGE: Movsisyan spent one year at Pasadena City College before being selected by Kansas City with the fourth overall pick in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft.
NOTES: 2009 MLS Cup champion...Selected No. 4 overall in 2006 SuperDraft.