The San Antonio Scorpions have signed Spanish striker, Borja Rubiato, for the rest of the NASL season pending visa approval and international clearance, Scorpions Head Coach Tim Hankinson announced on Thursday.
Rubiato made his debut with La Rozas CF in 2003 in the Preferente division of the Divisiones Regionales de Fútbol in Madrid, Spain. He went on to make 35 appearances for the club, scoring 17 goals in the process. His good played earned him a move to Osasuna in 2004, where he played with the Osasuna B (reserve) side.
After stints with Getafe B and Cobena, the striker landed with the Athletico Madrid reserves in 2007, scoring 17 goals in only 33 appearances. Following his time with Athletico, Rubiato spent time with Cadiz, Huesca, Oviedo, Zamora and Alcala from 2008-13, scoring 27 goals over 128 appearances in his time with the five clubs.
Rubiato was on trial with the Scorpions earlier this summer, participating in training with the squad for 10 days.
"Borja Rubiato gives us movement up top that we have lacked sometimes," said Hankinson. "Sometimes we lack a little bit of the creative process to feed the forwards, so it is important that they are mobile. Rubiato has size, ability and a great technical touch, so we feel he is going to add a great deal of strength to our approach to goal scoring".
Pending his international clearances and visa approval, Rubiato's signing will bring the Scorpions roster up to 21.
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