|#3 Andres Arango|
Andres Arango, who played for and captained the NSC Minnesota Stars in 2010, made his international debut as a starting defender for the Canadian U-20 National Team that made it to the quarterfinals of the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship. Between 2002 and 2003, Arango earned 20 caps for both the U-20 and U-23 Canadian National Teams. Arango, 27 years of age, was born in Colombia but now has Canadian citizenship.
Arango began his professional career with the Montreal Impact in 2003 and later signed with the Toronto Lynx, where he compiled 69 appearances from 2004-2006. While with the Lynx, he was named Toronto Lynx Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006, as well as led his team to the finals of the Open Canada Cup and a 10-game undefeated streak at home.
In 2007, Arango rejoined the Impact, making 21 appearances for the team before moving onto Minnesota. With the NSC Minnesota Stars last season, Arango played in 28 of 30 matches, ranking him second on the squad for most minutes played with 2,454 and tied for second for most matches played.
Started in 12 matches in Spring Season… Played 1605 minutes... One goal vs. Minnesota (8.17)
Started 16 regular season and 4 postseason games for 1,783 total minutes... Had an assist in the second leg of the NASL Championship Series against Minnesota (10.27)... Scored against Carolina (9.19)... Assisted on Takuya Yamada's game-winning goal in home opener vs. FC Edmonton (4.14).
Started 19 games and played in 1,561 minutes... Scored his first goal of the season against Fort Lauderdale (7/4)... Named NASL Defender of the Week following 2-1 win at Edmonton (7/17).