Edgardo Rito scored two goals and one assist last season. (Photo courtesy of Red Bull II)

HARRISON, N.J. – Red Bull II has re-acquired Venezuelan defender Edgardo Rito on loan from Venezuelan side Fundacion Yaracuyanos FC, pending USL Championship and federation approval, the club announced Thursday.

Rito, 24, appeared in 22 matches and amassed 1,476 minutes this past season for NYRB II. He scored his first professional goal against Atlanta United 2 June 7, he added one more goal and an assist.

Prior to NYRB II, he appeared in 23 matches with 1,941 minutes across all competitions in Venezuela. The defender played in 15 Torneo Calusura matches and six Torneo Apertura matches in Venezuela’s first division.

“We are very happy to have [Edgardo] Rito back with the club for another year,” Red Bull II head coach John Wolyniec said. “He showed a lot of potential before the injury and we know that when he returns, he will pick up right where he left off.”

The El Vigia, Venezuela native suffered a left ankle dislocation on Sept. 27, which ended his season.