This has been an exit that we’ve been tracking for some time now and today FC Dallas made it official as they loaned midfielder Pablo Aranguiz to Union Espanola in Chile for the reminder of the 2019 season.
Union Espanola tweeted out the arrival of Aranguiz earlier this morning before FC Dallas confirmed the loan on their end.
¡Pablo Aránguiz vuelve a vestir la camiseta de Unión Española! ❤️— Unión Española (@UEoficial) July 29, 2019
El habilidoso jugador formado en @UEoficial retornó a la institución como flamante refuerzo para este segundo semestre.
Sus primeras declaraciones aquí https://t.co/qxhgcUxsfV#LaUniónHaceLaFuerza pic.twitter.com/Tn6NF2siQ7
Aranguiz appeared in 21 matches for FC Dallas across all competitions, making 10 starts while contributing zero goals or assists despite earning some high praise shortly after his arrival to Frisco last summer. He never caught on under first-year manager Luchi Gonzalez, who’s 4-3-3 system doesn’t employ a traditional #10 that Aranguiz naturally is. Some could also say that previous manager Oscar Pareja also struggled with using him as well.
The 22-year old attacking midfielder earned his first Chilean U-23 call-up earlier this season to participate in the Maurice Revello tournament in Toulon, France. It was his first national team call up since 2016 where he last appeared in three international friendlies for the Chilean U-20 team.
The move opens up both an international roster slot and a Designated Player slot for FC Dallas to work with this summer (though the clock is rapidly ticking on that front).
Are you upset to see that Aranguiz never caught on here? Do you want him back in 2020 when his loan expires? Is he one of the biggest DP busts in FC Dallas history? Let’s discuss all of that below.