Rowdies retain GK Restrepo, sign D Wagner

Published December 20 2013
Updated December 21 2013

The Rowdies announced Friday they have signed two players, including starting goalie Diego Restrepo, to new contracts.

Restrepo, who became the starter five games into the 2013 season, signed a two-year deal, with the second year being the club option. Also signed was defender Blake Wagner to a two-year contract, with the club holding the option for a third year.

Restrepo, a native of Venezuela who was raised in Colombia, started 26 matches, including U.S. Open Cup matches. He joined the Rowdies after training with D.C. United earlier this year. He spent his 2011 rookie season with Colombia's America de Cali and 2012 with Venezuela's Deportivo Tachira.

Wagner, 25, joined the Rowdies after two seasons with the San Antonio Scorpions of the NASL. In two seasons in San Antonio he played 47 matches and scored three goals.

Times staff