Columbus Crew have signed Venezuelan forward Emilio Renteria.
The 24- year old will be added to the club’s roster upon approval of his P-1 visa work permit.
Most recently, Renteria played for Caracas FC of the Venezuelan top flight from 2007-09.
Prior to that he competed in the Spanish second division with Levante UD from 2001-04. He then returned to his homeland to compete in the Venezuelan first division, first with Deportivo Italia then UA Maracaibo.
Crew technical director Brian Bliss was delighted to have finally signed their man.
“Emilio has been on our radar for some time now and we’re pleased to get him signed,” said Bliss.
“He possesses good speed, quickness and long-range shooting ability and we’re excited to incorporate him into the team.”