MIAMI – Inter Miami CF announced Thursday that it has re-signed veteran midfielder Federico Higuaín for this Major League Soccer season.

Higuaín is the brother of Argentine international Gonzalo Higuaín, who joined the club last year.

“It’s great to have Federico back,” Inter Miami CF chief soccer officer and sporting director Chris Henderson said in a statement. “He is a valuable asset to the team not only because of what he can contribute to on the field, but also for what he brings to the locker room, which is experience, a positive attitude and professionalism to the group.”

Higuaín, 36, has added a plethora of experience to the clyub , having registered 61 goals, 68 assists, and 221 appearances in 8 1/2 MLS campaigns. The Buenos Aires, Argentina native led Columbus Crew SC to the MLS Cup final in 2015, earned MLS newcomer of the year honors in 2012 and became the 19th player in league history to register at least 50 goals and 50 assists.

He also has played for Mexico’s Club América (2008), Turkey’s Beşiktaş JK (2007-2008) and Argentinian sides Club Atlético Colón (2010-2012), Godoy Cruz (2009-2010), Club Atlético Independiente (2008-2009), Nueva Chicago (2005-2007) and Club Atlético River Plate (2003-2007). The midfielder came through the River Plate academy before signing his first professional contract with the club in 2003.

Following his arrival at Inter Miami from D.C. United on Oct. 10, 2020, Higuaín made four appearances for the vlub, and along with his younger brother Gonzalo, became the 18th pair of brothers to play together in MLS.