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NYCFC sign Uruguay youngster Nicolas Acevedo

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New York City FC acquired midfielder Nicolas Acevedo from the Uruguayan-based Liverpool FC using allocation money, the club announced Monday.

A Uruguay native, the 20-year-old Acevedo is a defensive midfielder who already has made 36 senior club appearances, 17 caps with the Uruguayan U-20 team and seven with the U-23 national team.

Last year, Acevedo helped lead Uruguay to the Round of 16 in the FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Poland. He also was named the top young talent last year by the Uruguayan...