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Neither River nor Russian Zenit: Sebastián Driussi will play in a team that belongs to a Hollywood star

2021-07-29T22:15:11.698Z

The former Millionaire player will be the franchise player for Austin FC of the United States for three and a half years.



07/29/2021 18:44

  • Clarín.com

  • sports

Updated 7/29/2021 6:44 PM

MLS added a new Argentine footballer to its championship:

Sebastián Driussi signed a contract that links him with Austin FC for a period of three and a half years

.

The North American institution chose to exercise the termination clause and for that reason the forward is already at the disposal of his new coach, Josh Wolff, in Texas.

“We are delighted to welcome Sebastián to Austin.

He is prepared to make a difference offensively in MLS.

He is a world-class competitor and we are excited to welcome him to Austin and our Club, '' Sporting Director Claudio Reyna announced in a conference.

A few weeks ago, Driussi had been in the middle of a controversy with some

River

fans

who criticized him because he did not play again for the club where he was born.

Sebastián, who had expressed his desire to return to Núñez on his social networks, explained that the conditions imposed by Zenit de Russia (owner of his pass) made his departure impossible.

Now Driussi was very excited about his arrival at the new club: "I am excited to join Austin FC and continue my career in Major League Soccer. I have followed the Club in this inaugural season and am honored to represent Austin. Support for Austin FC is world class and was a key factor in my decision to join the club. I look forward to joining my teammates and technical staff in making Austin proud and achieving positive results. "

Ready to represent the #VERDE & Black.

🌳



Welcome to #AustinFC, @SebadriussiOk!

- Austin FC (@AustinFC) July 29, 2021

In turn, once the arrival of Driussi was completed, the club announced that he was named a "franchise player".

This indicates that

the scorer is taken into account as a star in the team

and is placed within a remunerative category that clubs in the United States have so that his salary does not impact the salary cap imposed by the League.

Driussi will be a partner of his compatriot, Tomás Pochettino, former Boca, Defensa y Justicia y Talleres de Córdoba, and the Paraguayan with a brief stint at Independiente, Cecilio Domínguez. 

A message from our new No. 2️⃣5️⃣ for all ATX.



👋 @SebadriussiOk pic.twitter.com/UGogdRSTUD

- Austin FC (@AustinFC) July 29, 2021

Austin was founded in 2018 but only this season made their MLS debut in which they are last in the Western Conference, with 13 points in 14 games played.

Matthew McConaughey, the movie star who is a shareholder in Driussi's new team Photo: @MatthewMcConaughey

The curious fact is that one of the club's shareholders is the Hollywood megastar, Matthew McConaughey, who follows and stays informed of the club's current affairs and even welcomed Cecilio Domínguez when he was introduced for what is probable let Driussi get the same attention from the actor.

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Source: clarin

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