Austin indicators midfielder Driussi as third designated participant


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — First-year MLS workforce Austin FC has signed Argentinian midfielder Sebastián Driussi as its third designated participant, the membership introduced Thursday.

Driussi, 25, has been with Zenit St. Petersburg since 2017 and exercised a buyout clause in his contract shortly after the membership received the Russian Tremendous Cup on July 17. He turns into Austin’s third designated participant, becoming a member of Cecilio Dominguez and fellow Argentine Tomas Pochettino.

Monetary phrases weren’t disclosed however Austin mentioned Driussi is beneath a multi-year contract. He’ll be part of Austin instantly, however won’t be out there to play Saturday towards Colorado due to league COVID-19 protocols for gamers getting into the nation.

Driussi shall be anticipated to offer punch in an Austin assault that has struggled to attain in its first season.

“It is clear we want attacking punch,” mentioned Austin Sporting Director Claudio Reyna. “He’s a risk, individually, collectively together with his teammates. He likes the duty of carrying the workforce’s assault.”

Driussi debuted as a 17-year-old in 2013 with Argentina’s River Plate and scored 31 objectives in 4 seasons. At Zenit, he scored 25 objectives in 119 appearances and helped Zenit win three consecutive home league titles from 2019-2021.


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