Bernardo Añor joins Minnesota United on a season-long loan from Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer (MLS).
The 27-year-old winger has developed a powerful shot and an uncanny ability to win aerial balls. This long-range threat has caught many goalkeepers off guard, producing highlight-reel goals.
Añor came up through Caracas FC academy, the most successful club in Venezuelan history. He came to the U.S. in 2007 to play college soccer with the University of South Florida, and was named a Freshman All-American. After an injury his sophomore year, he returned to lead USF to an appearance in the NCAA College Cup.
The winger signed with the Columbus Crew in 2011 to begin a four-year term with the team. His tenure began with sporadic playing time, before becoming a lineup regular in 2013. He blasted in 12 goals for the Crew and had three assists before transferring to Sporting Kansas City in 2015. He made 13 appearances for Sporting in his first season with the club.
Añor represented Venezuela at the youth level, playing for both the U15 and U20 National Teams.
His family has an impressive soccer pedigree, with his father, also named Bernardo, playing professionally in Venezuela and his brother Juan Pablo, known as Juanpi, playing for Malaga in Spain.
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