FC Cincinnati’s attacking midfielder Luciano Acosta is currently applying to become a US citizen in order to be eligible to play for the USMNT.
The 29-year-old arrived in the United States from his native Argentina in 2016 when he joined MLS side DC United on a season-long loan and became the club’s record transfer after impressing in his first year.
Luciano Acosta wants to join USMNT revolution
According to US-based correspondent Tom Bogert, nothing has been finalized yet but the US Soccer Federation have sent a letter of recommendation for Acosta’s application with FC Cincinnati’s General Manager Chris Albright reportedly also helping with the process.
Sources: FC Cincinnati star Lucho Acosta is far along in the process for US citizenship, and with it, pathway to eligibility for the USMNT.
Nothing completed yet. US Soccer sent letter of recommendation for Acosta’s application. Chris Albright helping toohttps://t.co/GXzpXkvpHZ
— Tom Bogert (@tombogert) June 14, 2023
Speaking to the Athletic’s Pablo Iglesias Maurer, the Buenos Aires-born midfielder said, “Obviously, (I would accept a USMNT call-up) it’s not even a question. It’s one reason I started the citizenship process.”
Since returning to MLS in 2021 with FC Cincinnati following a year-long hiatus in Mexico, Acosta has scored a very impressive 25 goals from 78 matches and played in last year’s MLS All-Star match after appearing in the MLS best 11 for the second time.