Austin FC announced on Wednesday that the Club has acquired Ecuadorian winger Washington Corozo on a six-month loan from Peruvian top-flight side Sporting Cristal. The deal includes a transfer option. Corozo, 23, spent the 2021-2022 season on loan with Liga MX’s Pumas UNAM, where he played in both legs of the 2022 Concacaf Champions League Final.

“Austin FC is an ambitious Club, in a great city, with a terrific fanbase,” said Corozo. “I want to thank Claudio Reyna and Josh Wolff for this opportunity, as well as my agent, and look forward to being a part of the Club. I’ll give everything I have for Austin FC and can’t wait to step out under the lights at Q2 Stadium.”

While on loan at Pumas, Corozo recorded eight (8) goals in 44 appearances across all competitions, including eight (8) appearances in the Concacaf Champions League. Corozo made his debut for the Ecuador senior men’s national team on September 2, 2021 against Paraguay, a 2-0 home victory for La Tri in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification.

“We’re delighted to welcome Washington to Austin,” said Austin FC Sporting Director Claudio Reyna. “We look at every transfer window as an opportunity to improve the squad, and feel that Washington’s dynamic skill set and speed in wide areas will do just that.”

Corozo began his professional career with Independiente del Valle in his native Ecuador, and helped the team win the Copa Sudamericana in 2019. He transferred to Sporting Cristal ahead of the 2020 season, and scored eight (8) goals in 28 matches as Cristal won the Peruvian Liga 1 title that year.

Transaction: Austin FC acquires winger Washington Corozo on a six-month loan from Sporting Cristal with a Club purchase option.

Player Details:

Name: Washington Corozo (pronounced “coh-ROH-soh”)

Position: Attacker

Jersey number: 32

Height: 5’11”

Date of birth: July 9, 1998

Age: 23

Born: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

Last club: Sporting Cristal

How acquired: Signed on a six-month loan from Sporting Cristal with a transfer option.

Roster Designation: Senior, International