Minnesota United FC acquired the discovery rights to midfielder Jonathan Gonzalez and signed him on loan through the rest of the 2022 season on Sunday.
Minnesota sent the Colorado Rapids $50,000 in 2022 general allocation money for his rights.
Gonzalez most recently played for Queretaro of Liga MX on loan from Club de Futbol Monterrey.
"For a young player, he's 23 years old, Gonzalez has played a lot of games and big games for Monterrey. I remember watching him in a (CONCACAF) Champions League game a couple of years ago and coming away thinking he was the best player on the field," Minnesota United head coach Adrian Heath said.
"While the year or so have not gone the way he would have liked, there's no doubt there is a lot of talent there. We are hopeful he can resurrect his career here because a couple of years ago, he looked as though he was going to be one of the bright things of Mexican football."
Heath said Gonzalez fills a need for depth at the midfielder position, which has been hampered by injuries.
Gonzalez originally signed with Monterrey in 2014 and made his pro debut on July 21, 2017. He spent the 2021 season on loan with Necaxa, competing in six matches.
He has appeared in 94 professional games with one goal.
A California native, Gonzalez represented the United States from the under-14 to under-20 levels but moved to the Mexico National Team for a brief stint in 2018.
--Field Level Media