TULSA, Okla. – Tulsa Roughnecks FC added a pair of South American to its squad on Thursday as the club announced the signing of veteran defender Claudio Munoz and midfielder Santiago Maidana for the upcoming USL season. The signings are pending league and federation approval.
Munoz, pictured, joins the Roughnecks after spending much of his career playing in the Primera Division in Chile. The 5-foot-11 defender most recently played for San Marcos de Arica, a member of the Primera B Division after being transferred from Deportes Antofagasta of Chile's top league.
The 33-year-old previously played five seasons playing with Huachipato, making 145 appearances for the club between 2012 and 2016, including being a part of a Primera Division championship in 2012. Munoz has also appeared in a pair of contests for the Chilean National Team.
Maidana, meanwhile, hails from Argentina and is expected to play as an attacking midfielder for Vaudreuil. The 26-year-old spent 11 years working his way through the famed River Plate system in Argentina and played there until the U23 level as their central attacking midfielder. More recently he has competed Deportivo Armenio and most recently with Malvinas Argentinas.
"Santiago is a very quick and a very technical attacking midfielder who always wants the ball at his feet where he can create chances for himself and his teammates," said Roughnecks Head Coach David Vaudreuil. "His work, passion, and technical ability should make him a very exciting prospect for the Roughnecks this year."