After three straight losses, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds have made a new signing to try to spark some intensity on offense. The team announced the signing of Costa Rican forward Alejandro Aguilar to a one-year contract Tuesday evening.
Aguilar has played in the top tier of soccer in Costa Rica for his entire career. He began his career in 2010 with Alajuelense, where he made 50 appearances for the club, scoring seven goals. He went on loan with Carmelita, where he made 20 appearances and scored 10 goals. His next trip on loan was with Cartaginés, where he made 15 appearances and scored only two goals.
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In 2016, he went back on loan with Carmelita, where he made 20 appearances and scored six goals. Now, Aguilar, who made one appearance with the senior Costa Rica national team against Canada in 2014, will join up with fellow Costa Rican Mauricio Vargas in Pittsburgh.
Riverhounds head coach Dave Brandt expressed his excitement about the signing.
“Alejandro is an experienced, proven striker,” Brandt said. “He fits in a spot for us that we really have a need for, and we think he’ll fit in really well with the team.”
The Riverhounds are expecting Aguilar to suit up against the Charlotte Independence on Sat., July 23. The Riverhounds will host the Independence at Highmark Stadium for a 7 p.m. kickoff.