MLS expansion team Charlotte FC have signed Jordy Alcivar from Ecuadorian side LDU Quito to become the eighth player in its club history.
The midfielder joins on a four-year contract with a club option for a fifth. He is set to remain with LDU Quito until the end of 2021 and report back in January 2022 for the club’s inaugural Major League Soccer season.
Charlotte FC acquired his discovery rights from Eastern Conference side FC Cincinnati for $100,000 in General Allocation Money.
He will be occupying an international slot on Charlotte’s roster.
“We’re delighted to welcome Jordy to Charlotte FC as he becomes the eighth player in club history. He brings balance to our midfield and can control the game with and without the ball at his feet,” sporting director Zoran Krneta said in a club statement.
“He comes from a well-respected league in South America and is very experienced for a player of his age. In Jordy, we add another player to our roster who has experience in big moments for club and country, and we look forward to getting him to Charlotte for preseason in January.”
The 22 year-old has made 83 appearances for the Ecuadorian club, acting primarily as a defensive midfielder. Alcivar has recorded five goals and six assists, and started all six of their Copa Sudamericana matches this season.
Internationally, the midfielder was a regular for Ecuadorian youth international levels, playing at the 2019 Under-20 World Cup alongside LAFC’s Jose Cifuentes and Diego Palacios, Orlando City’s Alexander Alvarado and Chicago Fire FC’s Jhon Espinoza.
He now joins Guzman Corujo, Christian Fuchs, Sergio Ruiz, Riley McGree, Brandt Bronico, Jan Sobocinski and Adam Armour on the roster.
The team is set to kick off in 2022 under newly appointed head coach Miguel Angel Ramirez.