The acquisition of Cristian Lopez (pictured) is expected to help Tauro FC's chances of advancing past the CONCACAF Champions League's group stage for the first time. (Photo courtesy of Tauro FC)
PANAMA CITY, Panama – CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) qualifier Tauro FC strengthened its squad Tuesday, announcing the acquisition of midfielder Cristian Lopez. The Colombian becomes the club’s fifth offseason signing.
Lopez, 29, arrives from Llaneros FC of the Colombian second division.
He joins forwards Jose Luis Garces, Bernardo Palma and Jair Renteria, plus goalkeeper Kevin Melgar, as the Tauro’s newest roster additions.
The 12-time Panamanian champion will open its fifth CCL campaign against visiting Group 4 rival Waterhouse FC on August 7.