Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Philly files discovery claim on Arrieta
by Ridge Mahoney, March 30th, 2010 4:32PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls, philadelphia union

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] Midfielder Cristian Arrieta, the 2009 USL-1 Most Valuable Player for Puerto Rico Islanders, arrived in Philadelphia Sunday to start a brief trial. He could be a replacement for right back David Myrie, who had a terrible game in Union's opening game loss at Seattle and has been released.

Arrieta, 30, has played the last two seasons for the Islanders and was a key member of their run to the 2009 Concacaf Champions Cup semifinals.

He also helped the Islanders win the regular-season league title in 2008 when he was named the USL-1 Defender of the Year. The Florida-born Arrieta played several years in the Italian lower divisions and made seven appearances for Lecce in Serie B before signing with Puerto Rico.

The Union is one of two MLS teams to file a discovery claim on Arrieta, according to agent Rob Colosia. The Crew is the other.

Arrieta is best known as a right back, yet has the size (6-foot-2) to play in central defense and has played some defensive mid. He scored 17 goals in his two seasons with the Islanders, who do not have his rights for the 2010 season.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Wright-Phillips closes in on scoring record    
[MLS: Saturday] New York's Bradley Wright-Phillips is within three goals of the MLS record for goals ...
Lopez hat trick completes story-book ending    
[USL PRO: Semifinals] Sacramento Republic FC's magical season continued as Rodrigo Lopez scored a hat trick ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Saturday] No. 10 North Carolina came back from two goals down to stun No. 12 ...
What They're Saying: Yaya Toure    
"I've been in Manchester for four years now and I have never demanded a birthday cake." ...
Minnesota downs Scorpions before record crowd    
[NASL: Fall Week 11] Minnesota United FC regained the lead in the NASL fall standings as ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Saturday] No. 2 UCLA defeated UC Santa Barbara, 1-0, on a goal by German star ...
Harrisburg pulls another upset on the road    
[USL PRO: Semifinals] The eighth-seeded Harrisburg City Islanders, who had ousted regular-season champion Orlando City in ...
Where to Watch European Soccer    
The new European club season has started up. Here are places Soccer America readers recommend where ...
This is how you score from 90 yards     
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] SC Paderborn 07, playing its first season ever in Bundesliga 1, finds itself ...
Quick Arsenal blitz drops Guzan's Aston Villa    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] The unbeaten start of Brad Guzan's Aston Villa to the English Premier League season ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives