Miami FC inks former River Plate and Anorthosis Famagusta FC goalkeeper Mario Daniel Vega

“El Indio” will be bringing his talents to Miami
Jan 5, 2016

Miami, FL (January 5, 2016) – Miami FC has announced today its second goalkeeper to join the roster for the inaugural season, Argentinian veteran – Mario Daniel “El Indio” Vega.

“We’re very happy to bring Vega into our Miami FC family,” said Alessandro Nesta, Miami FC head coach. “Vega adds years of international experience to the team having played for some of the top clubs in South America and Europe. His background with one of the most prestigious clubs in Argentina, River Plate, and first division team, Anorthosis Famagusta of Cyprus, is the type of high-caliber player we are looking for.”

The Argentine shot stopper made his soccer debut in 2003 for Club Atlético Nueva Chicago of the Primera B Nacional league. In 2006, Vega and his teammates won the league and claimed the Primera B Nacional title. As a goalkeeper, Vega established himself as a regular starter on the squad and made over 60 appearances for the club. His steady performances caught the attention of Argentinian power house River Plate, which decided to bring Vega onto the club in 2007. Vega made 76 appearances for River Plate and won two titles with the club: Torneo Clausura in 2008 and Primera B Nacional in 2012. Vega stayed with River Plate until the end of the 2013 season. In 2014, Vega signed with one of the most accomplished clubs in Cyprus, Anorthosis Famagusta FC. After two successful years with the club and becoming the starting goalkeeper, Vega decided to take his talents to South Florida and signed with the Miami FC.  

“It’s an exciting time for soccer in Miami and I’m lucky to be a part of it,” Vega said. “It’s going to be another great opportunity to grow as a player, and I’m looking forward to winning the NASL Championship alongside my new teammates for our city and our fans.”

Player announcements will continue to be released as the Miami FC gears up for the 2016 NASL season.