Valour FC signs CD Guadalajara defender Rodrigo Reyes on loan for 2021 season

Valour FC has acquired Mexican defender Rodrigo Reyes on loan from C.D. Guadalajara, the club announced Thursday.

Reyes, 20, joins Valour FC after spending the 2021 season with the Mexican giant’s under-20 squad where he totalled 500 minutes played and two goals in 10 appearances. The defender also served as the captain for the under-20 squad.

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“We are delighted to bring Rodrigo in,” said Valour coach Rob Gale. “He’s got a lot of pedigree as a footballer, playing at one of the top clubs in Mexico and serving as their captain of the under-23 program. Rodrigo has been with the Mexican national youth teams since age 13 and is a great signing for us, adding depth at a key position on the field.”

Reyes has been a part of the Chivas youth academy since the age of 12. In eight seasons, the defender has totalled 5081 minutes played and six goals in 70 appearances.

Reyes is Winnipeg’s 20h signing for the 2021 CPL season and the club’s seventh international.