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Austin FC Announces Rodney Redes as Clubs First Ever Signing

Redes Signed

20-year Old Paraguayan Winger Acquired by Austin FC via Transfer from ClubGuaraní; Primera División Forward and 2020 Copa Libertadores Goal Scorer to Bring Attacking Prowess to Austin FC starting January 2021

AUSTIN, Texas – Austin FC, the 27th Club in Major League Soccer, has announced today that Rodney Redes, the 20-year-old Paraguayan forward, will join the Club via transfer as its first-ever player signing. Redes will formally join Austin FC in January 2021 after remaining on-loan with his current side, Club Guaraní of Paraguay’s Primera División, until the end of 2020. Terms of Redes’ transfer were not disclosed in accordance with Club policy.

Redes (pronounced “Rreh-dess”) was born in La Colmena, Paraguay on February 22nd, 2000. He joined Club Guaraní in 2018 after signing his first professional contract at the age of 18. In 2020, Redes has played six (6) of Club Guaraní’s seven (7) Primera División matches, and has scored two (2) goals to date. Additionally, Redes has played eight (8) Copa Libertadores matches for Club Guaraní, scoring three (3) goals. Club Guaraní successfully qualified for the group stage of the 2020 Copa Libertadores.

"It is an honor to join Austin FC as the first player signing in club history, and I am excited for the opportunity to advance my career in Major League Soccer,” said Rodney Redes. “I look forward to representing Austin in competition and in the community."

"I've been watching Major League Soccer closely, and I am very excited to begin working with Coach Wolff to further develop my skills in a global league that has helped other Paraguayan players reach new heights."

“Rodney is a dynamic, attacking player, and we are proud to welcome him as the first signing in the history of Austin FC,” commented Claudio Reyna, Austin FC Sporting Director. “Rodney is precisely the sort of player we intend to attract to Austin FC. At a very young age, he has already registered strong performances and collected valuable big-game experience in major competitions. I am pleased that we capitalized on this brief July transfer window to sign Rodney, and our staff looks forward to working closely with him.”

“The words I use to best describe Rodney are versatility and impactfulness,” added Austin FC Head Coach Josh Wolff. “Rodney is a young player with qualities that can strongly influence any match as a result of his positional flexibility, eye for goal, and clear finishing quality. I am very pleased that we have secured a rising talent who demonstrates goal scoring ability in both the Copa Libertadores as well as his domestic league, and I believe that our supporters will appreciate his hunger and willingness to make Austin FC successful.”

“This is a very proud moment for the Club and the community,” commented Anthony Precourt, majority owner and CEO of Austin FC. “Rodney is a dynamic, young player who is eager to come to Austin, score goals, and develop within the system that Claudio and Josh intend to create in our inaugural season.”

Rodney Redes is the first player in Austin FC’s history to sign a first team contract with the Club. His signing was concluded and announced during the two-day open transfer window announced by MLS on July 1st, 2020. Redes will occupy one of Austin FC’s international player slots upon arrival to Austin in January, 2021.

Player Details

Name: Rodney Redes (pronounced “Rrod-nee Rreh-dess”)
Position: Forward
Height: 5’8”
Born: February 22, 2000
Age: 20
Birthplace: La Colmena, Paraguay
Nationality: Paraguay


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