Gallardo, whose signing was announced early Tuesday, is the club's biggest catch. The 32-year-old will occupy United's designated player slot, and reports have claimed the Argentine will cost United somewhere in the neighborhood of $1 million per year. He will officially be added to the roster once he is given a work visa.
The South American additions, along with new goalkeeper Zach Wells, have given United a very different look from past seasons. Six regulars will be gone by the start of next season: Troy Perkins, Bobby Boswell, Greg Vanney, Brian Carroll, Josh Gros and Christian Gomez. Gomez's destination is unknown, but the Washington Post's Steven Goff says the Colorado Rapids are seriously interested in the former MLS MVP.