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First Bale, now Arango: LAFC lose another star as Colombian striker joins Pachuca

  • Arango bound for Pachuca
  • Arguably MLS' best striker since his arrival
  • LAFC lose another star after Bale departure

WHAT HAPPENED? The Colombian striker has signed with Mexican side Pachuca, who add a proven striker to their ranks after winning the Clausura title last season.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The exit is a big one for LAFC, who have already lost the likes of Gareth Bale in attack this offseason after the Wales star's retirement. Arango was arguably the best striker in MLS during his time in the league, and LAFC will now head toward the 2023 season with a massive hole up front as they look to defend their 2022 MLS Cup.

DID YOU KNOW? Only reigning MVP Hany Mukhtar has netted more than the 32 goals Arango had scored since arriving in MLS in August 2021.

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WHAT NEXT FOR LAFC? LAFC are preparing for the MLS season, which kicks off on February 25 with a visit to crosstown rivals LA Galaxy. LAFC are also in the CONCACAF Champions League, which kicks off in March, and could, theoretically, meet up with Arango and Pachuca in the final should both teams make it that far.