Patiño, 21, returns to his hometown after four seasons at Florida International University. Most recently, The forward was named to the watch list for the MAC Hermann Trophy - the award given annually to the country’s top college player - after being named a semifinalist for the award in the previous season. The Colombia-born forward was a three time All-Conference USA selection and, in his junior year, was named C-USA Offensive Player of the Year, C-USA Player of the Year and the Golden Boot Award Recipient. An All-America honoree, Patiño finished his career at FIU with 37 goals and nine assists over 69 appearances.
Patiño graduated from Freedom High School in Orlando where he was an All-Metro selection all four years and was named the Orange County Athlete of the Year following his senior season.