The Columbus Crew signed an Argentinian forward named Higuaín as their third Designated Player in the history of the club on Friday night. Unfortunately, it isn’t Real Madrid star Gonzalo Higuaín, but rather his older brother Federico.
Federico Higuaín, 28 years old, has played for quite a number of teams in his career, usually staying a year or two at each stop. His professional journey started off with River Plate and has included stints with Besiktas, Club America, Independiente, and, most recently, Colon of the Argentine First Division.
While his goalscoring record isn’t the best (about a goal every four games during the course of his career), Higuaín is touted as more of an attacking midfielder/winger than a true forward. His playing style is a little reminiscent of Guillermo Barros Schelotto due to the fact that he is more of a creative forward than a poacher.
Higuaín is the first player that Columbus has ever signed as a DP. The Crew’s previous two DPs, Schelotto and Andres Mendoza, were already on the team when their contracts were upgraded to DP status.
Here is the longest highlight video available on Higuaín. Enjoy:
Be Massive, Federico Higuaín.