HOMETOWN: Salou, Spain
PREVIOUS TEAM: University of Pittsburgh (NCAA)
PRONUNCIATION: ar-TOO-row or-DON-nyez
Arturo Ordóñez is entering his first season with Riverhounds SC in 2022.
Ordóñez was a fixture in the lineup during his college career, as he helped lead Pitt to the NCAA College Cup — soccer’s Final Four — for the first time ever in 2020. The Panthers nearly repeated that feat in 2021, reaching the national quarterfinals, and in total, went 39-17-4 during his career.
The Spanish defender was selected in the second round (39th overall) of the 2022 MLS SuperDraft by the Houston Dynamo but was unsigned out of camp.