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LAFC acquires Pablo Sisniega from Real Sociedad

LAFC signs Mexican goalkeeper Pablo Sisniega from Real Sociedad on Monday. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)

LAFC has acquired Pablo Sisniega, a goalkeeper who formerly played with the Spanish La Liga club Real Sociedad.

Sisniega will join the roster once he receives his International Transfer Certificate and his visa to play in the United States. The club shared its excitement Monday after adding the 23-year-old to bolster an already powerful backline led by keeper Tyler Miller.

“Pablo is a young and exciting goalkeeper with a bright future ahead of him,” general manager John Thorrington said. “He will bring valuable experience from his time in Spain and add depth and competition to the group.”

Sisniega has played with Real Sociedad since 2014, notching 38 appearances in his career with the club. He went 12-11-15 over four seasons with the club, with 14 clean seats and an average of 1.03 goals against.

Before he moved to Spain to play in the Sociedad academy, Sisniega competed for the youth clubs 0f the Liga MX powerhouse of C.D. Guadalajara, and also spent time on the development team of the Philadelphia Union.

Sisniega holds citizenship in Mexico, where he was born, along with the United States and Germany. The 6-foot-3 ‘keeper has competitive athletic spirit in his blood. His mother was a high jumper and his father was a pentathlete, and the duo represented Mexico at a total of four Olympic games over their careers.

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