Houston Dynamo acquire Argentine midfielder Leonel Miranda on loan from C.A. Independiente

The Houston Dynamo have acquired midfielder Leonel Miranda on a season-long loan from Club Atlético Independiente of Argentina’s Primera Division, the club announced today. Miranda will be added to the Dynamo roster upon receipt of his P-1 Visa and international transfer certificate. Per club and league policy, terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

“We are very pleased to add Leonel Miranda to our roster,” said Dynamo vice president/general manager Matt Jordan. “He's a dynamic, young and versatile midfielder that can play several different positions. We feel the experiences he’s had at a young age with one of the top clubs in Argentina will benefit our club moving forward.”

The 21-year-old signed with the Argentine club in October 2012 and made his Primera Division debut with the Buenos Aires powerhouse in March 2013. The midfielder made 34 first-team appearances and scored two goals with El Rojo, one of Argentina’s most successful clubs with a record seven Copa Libertadores championships. 

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Full name: Leonel Ariel Miranda
Position: Midfielder
Date of Birth: Jan. 7, 1994
Birthplace: Avalleda, Argentina
Height: 5’8”
Previous club: Club Atlético Independiente (Argentina)
How acquired: via loan from Independiente on Jan. 8, 2015