San Antonio have confirmed the signing of veteran midfielder Michael Lahoud for the 2019 season pending league and federation approval.
USL Championship side, as per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Sierra Leone international over the course of his 10-year career has made over 200 appearances for five different clubs in MLS, NASL and the USL.
Lahoud, 32, has amassed over 15,000 minutes at club level, including nearly 9,000 at the MLS level with both Chivas USA and the Philadelphia Union.
“We are pleased to have Michael join our squad for 2019,” SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell to club’s website.
“He has a lot of good experience in U.S. soccer.”
“He is a midfielder that is effective on both sides of the ball, and we anticipate him being able to impact our team this season.”
Lahoud joins SAFC from FC Cincinnati where he spent the 2018 season, making 24 appearances for the USL regular season champions last campaign.
“I am very intrigued by the club’s ambition to be one of the premier clubs in the USL,” Lahoud told the club’s website.
He added, “The ownership and staff want to build something special here and do it the right way.”
“This year we have a new team, which means new challenges. As an experienced player, I hope to help lead on and off the field as we aspire to make history in San Antonio.”
With the addition of Lahoud, the SAFC roster currently stands at 18.
He has spells with Carolina Dynamo, Chivas USA, Philadelphia Union New York Cosmos, Miami FC and Cincinnati.
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I can’t wait to get started!!! https://t.co/AfhyjHPDgI
— Michael Lahoud (@MikeLahoud) January 22, 2019