The Colorado Rapids acquired Argentinean midfielder Martin Rivero on loan Thursday from Argentina's Rosario Central.

The 22-year-old Rivero debuted for Rosario Central at the age of 18, and made 30 appearances - including 16 starts - in the 2010-11 season in the Argentina second division. He scored four goals last season.

"Martin is a young, dynamic player with a great deal of potential," Colorado coach Oscar Pareja said. "His creativity and technical ability will give us more options in attack, and we're excited to welcome him to the club."

Rivero will be added to the roster as an international player pending receipt of his P-1 work visa, International Transfer Certificate, and a physical.

Per league and team policy, details of the contract were not disclosed.