Orlando City has announced the signing of American left back Jonathan Suárez on loan from Querétaro FC of Liga MX. Like several other players acquired in recent years, Suárez comes to Orlando on a one-year loan with an option to buy.

“Completing the process of bringing Jonathan to play for us on loan is another important step towards improving our roster and creating depth for us at left back,” Orlando City Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations Luiz Muzzi said in a club press release. “Having proven himself to be a top competitor in Liga MX through his versatility, quality on the ball and strength in the buildup, we’re excited to see the different perspectives and skills that he brings to our back line.”

Left back became an area of importance to address this off-season with Joao Moutinho recovering from hip surgery and losing Kamal Miller in the MLS Expansion Draft. The Lions were left with three healthy fullbacks on the roster and all were right-side players.