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Puerto Rico FC has signed former Sporting Kansas City and FC Barcelona B midfielder Jordi Quintillà.
“We looked at a lot of footage of Jordi and we really liked what we saw," Puerto Rico FC coach Adrian Whitbread said. "He gives us a very good attacking option, especially with his left foot, and we believe he covers some of our weaknesses from last year.”
Quintillà joined Barcelona’s prestigious academy, La Masia, at age 16 and in 2012 was promoted to Barça’s B team in the Spanish second division. He was later loaned to CF Badalona and CE L’Hospitalet before moving to France where he joined AC Ajaccio. He then caught the eye of MLS scouts and was signed by Sporting Kansas City of the MLS, playing in 16 games. During his time with Sporting KC, Quintillà scored the winning penalty as the club claimed the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title in 2015.
The Spaniard will bring an impeccable first touch, vision, and a range of passing abilities, which will complement the attacking options Puerto Rico FC already has.