Argentine veteran Mario Daniel "El Indio" Vega, 31, is joining Miami FC for its inaugural season. He is the second goalkeeper on the club’s roster, and Head Coach Alessandro Nesta had the following to say about his addition:
"Vega adds years of international experience to the team having played for some of the top clubs in South America and Europe. His background with one of the most prestigious clubs in Argentina, River Plate, and first division team, Anorthosis Famagusta of Cyprus, is the type of high-caliber player we are looking for"
Vega began his career in 2003 with Club Atletico Nueva Chicago of the Argentine second division and earned promotion with the club in 2006. In 2007 he joined Argentine and South American giant River Plate; in his time with the club he won two titles. In 2014 he moved to Cyprian club Anorthosis Famagusta FC, where he spent the last two seasons.
Vega said of his move to Florida:
"It’s an exciting time for soccer in Miami and I’m lucky to be part of it…and I’m looking forward to winning the NASL Championship alongside my new teammates for our city and our fans."
As Miami FC continues to build for its debut season, player announcements will continue.