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Los Angeles FC adds Cristian Arango from Colombia

Apr 25, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Football Club logo at Banc of California Stadium. The venue is the home of the Los Angeles FC of the MLS and is the first open-air stadium built in the City of Los Angeles since 1962. It is constructed on the site of the former Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena at Exposition Park next to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 25, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Football Club logo at Banc of California Stadium. The venue is the home of the Los Angeles FC of the MLS and is the first open-air stadium built in the City of Los Angeles since 1962. It is constructed on the site of the former Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena at Exposition Park next to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles FC moved to fill a roster vacancy Monday, signing forward Cristian Arango from Millonarios FC in Colombia.

According to MLSsoccer.com, LAFC will pay a $2.5 million signing fee.

Since 2019, the 26-year-old Arango has scored 22 goals with six assists in 58 games with Millonarios. He is expected to provide offense for a team that is 6-5-5 (23 points) and tied for fifth place in the Western Conference heading into Wednesday’s home game against Sporting Kansas City.

Eight MLS teams have scored more goals than the 22 LAFC has this season.

LAFC made the roster addition after they traded dependable midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye to the Colorado Rapids last Tuesday and dealt forward Corey Baird to the Houston Dynamo on Friday. The club received nearly $2 million in general allocation money with the moves.

–Field Level Media