Orlando City SC - Jhegson Sebastian Mendez
Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC sign Ecuadorian midfielder Jhegson Sebastian Mendez

TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Transfer

Orlando City SC have completed the transfer of 21-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder Jhegson Sebastian Mendez from Independiente del Valle of Ecuador’s top flight. 

Mendez has made 81 appearances for Independiente and has made five appearances for Ecuador. The central midfielder made his international debut this past September.

“Sebas is a very exciting, young player who we’ve been following for a while. He adds a level of versatility, athleticism and overall quality to our team,” Orlando City SC EVP of soccer operations Luiz Muzzi said in a media release. “There was a lot of international interest in him, and we are thrilled he chose Orlando and MLS as his next career move. Looking forward to integrating him into the roster next season.”

Orlando City continue their roster overhaul after a dissappointing 2018 season that saw the club finish bottom of the Eastern Conference while setting a new league record for most goals conceded.

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