The most outstanding signings in the National League for the Clausura 2023
ESPN Digital presents below the most outstanding signings that occurred during the leg market for the next tournament
GUATEMALA — The National Soccer League returns to action officially this Saturday, January 21, with the start of the Closing Tournament 2023which will be full of emotions, some teams aiming for the top, while others will seek to save the category.
Several clubs decided to open the checkbook and reinforce their weakest positions that prevented them from delivering an outstanding performance in the Apertura 2022. In fact, for this new tournament, the two places that will be representing Guatemala in the new Central American Cup will also be defined. that will be organized by Concacaf for the second half of the year.
Taking into account the previous aspects, there were several movements in the merchandising of legs, for which ESPN Digital Presents below the five most outstanding signings for the next championship.
The signing of the 35-year-old midfielder is perhaps the most controversial. After two years of inactivity due to problems with the law, ‘Big Pappa’ returns to professional football and is the great bet of the onion team that will have him as one of the pillars on the pitch. Previously, he wore the colors of Municipal, Xelajú MC and Deportivo Mixco in the National League, he stood out in the MLS with the Chicago Fire that led him to play for Heerenveen in the Netherlands and then returned to the United States where he spent time with the Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids.
4. Yoameth Murillo – Former GFC
One of the ‘jewels’ of Panamanian soccer. A 21-year-old offensive midfielder arrives from Potros del Este, he has been called up to the Panamanian National Team, he arrives with great expectations in the colonial city, since he shone in the highest category of canal soccer, being included in the ideal eleven of the last tournament.
The ‘chicharroneros’ suffered in goal during the last championship, so they decided to sign the 29-year-old goalkeeper, who arrives on loan from Communications, a team with which he stood out in the 2021-2022 season and was chosen as the best goalkeeper in Concacaf, it will be his fourth team in the National League, after passing through the albos, Siquinalá and Cobán Imperial.
2. Oscar Santis – Former GFC
One of the best players in recent tournaments, due to his outstanding performances and goals with the Cremas, one of them against Saprissa in ‘La Cueva’ in Costa Rica where he scored three times and which served to eliminate the ‘Purple Monster’ in the 2021 Concacaf League where he would be chosen as a revelation player, he arrives at the ‘Panza Verde’ team with the dream of going abroad, a possibility that the board of directors of the albos denied him at the time due to the termination clause he had.
1. Duvier Riascos – Communications
The ‘bomb’ signing of the tournament, the Cremas enlisted the services of the experienced 36-year-old Colombian striker, champion in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Bolivia and El Salvador, standing out in teams such as Universidad Católica (Chile), Millonarios ( Colombia), Vasco Da Gama (Brazil), Tijuana (Mexico) among others, was the leader in scoring in the Salvadoran league and in the Chinese Super League.
👻 🇨🇴 The Colombian striker will have his first adventure in Guatemalan soccer, he is the star signing of the Cremas: https://t.co/XIl2j15qQu
– ESPN Guatemala (@ESPN_GT) January 15, 2023