TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing
The MLS secondary transfer window is closed, but there was one deal that got done before the deadline.
The 20-year-old has played for two clubs to date: Aucas, where he began his career, and Dutch outfit Willem II, where he played in 2018.
“Diego is an impressive young player who has drawn interest from some of the top clubs in the world,” LAFC EVP & General Manager John Thorrington said in a statement. “We are excited that Diego has chosen to come to Los Angeles to develop and grow in the next stage of his career.”
LAFC reportedly beat out Spanish giant FC Barcelona in acquiring Palacios, a left back who was a regular for Ecuador at this year's U-20 World Cup, where La Tri finished in third place.
“Diego is a young, talented left back and we’re really excited because we think he’s another player that fits well with everything we try to do,” said LAFC head coach Bob Bradley.