Wolves defender Yerson Mosquera is already catching the eye on loan at FC Cincinnati.

The centre-back featured for the MLS club in their second game of the season against Orlando City SC on Saturday night at the Exploria Stadium.

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Mosquera got 73 minutes on his debut against Houston Dynamo in a 2-1 win for Cincinnati.

Against Orlando though, the star managed to get a full 90 minutes under his belt.

And it looks as though Mosquera put in a very assured performance.

According to Sofascore, he made four clearances, three interceptions and two tackles. He also won 5/12 of the duels he contested.

Mosquera was extremely tidy in possession, completing 52/56 (93%) of his passes.

After the game, the youngster was acknowledge for one particularly good defence-splitting pass he made. Manager Pat Noonan said: “For as good as they were defensively, I was still pleased with some of our looks. You know, you look in the first two minutes of the game with Brenner’s look, great movement from him to get him in-behind and a good recognition from Lucho. So that was a really good chance early on. And then in the second half, Lucho’s chance, excellent ball over distance from Yerson I believe and he’s in on goal. That’s a pretty good look.”

Journalist Tom Bogert – who was the first to break the news of Mosquera heading to Cincinnati on loan in January – was left impressed by the Colombian.

He said of him on Twitter: “Impressed with Yerson Mosquera at FC Cincinnati so far. Early days, but really talented. The 21-year-old is on loan from Wolves.

“Joined the English club for around a $7m transfer fee, needs this consistent playing at a good level.”

Mosquera has been tasked with becoming a regular for Cincinnati, and also returning to Wolves fluent in English.

Wolves officials will be pleased with how Yerson Mosquera has started at Cincinnati

Mosquera appears to have already caught the eye over the the US which is good news for Wolves.

This stint is all about Mosquera getting minutes into his legs.

He’s missed an awful lot of football since joining Wolves, and the 21-year-old just needs to play as often as possible.

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The aim for him should be to become Cincinnati’s key man.

When he first arrived at Wolves for £4.5 million, officials felt they had landed a potential star of the future.

He’s been really unlucky with injuries. But he now has a chance to build momentum and hopefully impress his parent club from afar.

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