Higuita Sign

ORLANDO – January 26, 2015 – Orlando City Soccer Club has signed midfielder Cristian Higuita from Colombian side Deportivo Cali the Club announced today. Per Club and league policy, additional terms were not disclosed.

“We’re delighted that Cristian is joining us for the 2015 season,” said Orlando City Head Coach Adrian Heath. “He’s another young player who we think has a tremendous upside, and we’re looking forward to working with him.”

Higuita joins Orlando City alongside former Deportivo Cali midfielder Carlos Rivas after spending the previous four seasons in Colombia’s top division. In 2014, Higuita experienced his most successful campaign as a professional, starting in 10 matches and scoring two goals for Cali.

At the international level, the defensive midfielder has been a constant within Colombia’s youth ranks – featuring for the U-17 and U-20 teams. Higuita’s most recent appearance with the Colombian U-20’s occurred in June 2013.

During that same year, the midfielder also won the Sudamerican U-20 tournament with his native country.

Transaction: Orlando City SC Signs Cristian Higuita
Name: Cristian Higuita (Chri-tee-an He-Gwee-Ta)
Date of Birth: 01/12/1994
Height: 5’9”
Weight:  174 lbs.
Birthplace: Cali, Colombia
Citizenship: Colombia