Pronunciation: Eh-meal Kway-yo
Position: Midfielder (#11)
Weight: 165 lbs
Born: January 2, 1997
Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Previous Club: San Antonio FC (was on loan to Republic FC during 2021 season)
How Acquired: Free agent signed on December 14, 2021
Cuello first joined Republic FC on loan from San Antonio FC in August 2021 after signing with the Texas club during the 2020 offseason. His attacking style of play bolstered Sacramento’s front line, generating 19 scoring chances while tallying one goal and two assists in 14 appearances.
The Argentinian-born midfielder made his club debut against San Diego Loyal SC on August 28, logging three shots in 45 minutes. He became a regular in the starting XI shortly afterward, starting all but two contests after September 1. He netted the game-winning goal against Tacoma Defiance on October 2, his lone tally with Republic FC, and finished the season with two assists while completing 73% of his passing attempts.
Prior to 2021, Cuello featured for LA Galaxy, after being selected 19th overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. He started the 2019 season with USL Championship side LA Galaxy II, before earning a call up to the MLS squad and making four starts across 24 appearances in 2019 and 2020. He signed with San Antonio FC ahead of the 2021 season, where he added two goals and three assists in 16 appearances before being acquired by Sacramento.