Pacific FC sign Club America striker Alejandro Diaz

Pacific FC has gone to Mexico’s top flight to fill out its attacking group.

The Vancouver Island club announced Thursday that it has signed forward Alejandro Diaz, formerly of Liga MX’s Club America, for the upcoming Canadian Premier League season.

Diaz,  24, came through the youth ranks at America. The forward joins the CPL side after making 56 appearances in Mexico for America’s senior team and, via loan spells, at Necaxa, Atlas and most recently second-tier Zacatepec.

“Alejandro is an ambitious and talented player with experience one from Club America,” Pacific FC coach Pa-Modou Kah said. “It says a lot about him to choose to play for the Pacific family and I am looking forward to working with him.”

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A Mexican youth international, Diaz impressed as a dangerous attacker, scoring seven goals in 19 matches with the country’s youth teams. Diaz won CONCACAF Championships with Mexico’s under-17 and under-20 teams, respectively.

“Alejandro is a player who is coming from arguably one of the biggest clubs in the Americas,” Pacific FC president Rob Friend said. “We are very fortunate to have secured such a profile of this young, dynamic and motivated player and we cannot wait to see what he can do for Pacific FC.”

Diaz joins a Pacific attacking core that features fellow impressive newcomer Marco Bustos, who signed from Valour FC last week, and returnees Terran Campbell and Victor Blasco.