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
Houston adds Brazilian midfielder
by Ridge Mahoney, August 9th, 2011 6:15PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  brazil, houston dynamo, mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] In the wake of trading Jamaican midfielder Lovel Palmer to Portland, Houston has signed center mid Luiz Camargo.

Camargo, 24, comes to MLS on loan from Clube Paraná in the Brazilian second division. Houston head coach Dominic Kinnear spotted Camargo during a scouting trip to Brazil in January but was unable to acquire him during the primary U.S. transfer window that closed in mid-April. Houston is awaiting issuance of his P-1 visa and receipt of his international transfer certificate. Terms of the release were not disclosed .

 “I liked the way he played when I saw him,” said Kinnear. “He can play in central midfield and gives us some options and flexibility in there.”

Camargo (5-foot-8, 172 pounds) was born in Vinheda, Sao Paulo. He has played for Mogi Mirim, Red Bull Brasil, Sao Paulo and Paulista prior to signing with Clube Parana.

“He has pace and can close down space and uses the ball well,” Kinnear said. “He was very good in man-to-man marking, and I liked the way he played the game. He kept the ball and played very simple.”

The signing comes shortly after Honduran attacker Carlo Costly was signed on loan; he debuted as a sub last weekend in a 1-1 tie with Philadelphia.

Houston is well-stocked in central midfield despite the trade of Palmer, with Adam Moffat, Je-Vaughn Watson and Geoff Cameron on the roster, but Kinnear is looking for greater depth as well as more variety as Houston pushes for the playoffs. A record of 6-7-10 puts the Dynamo just out of the playoff tier as the 11th-placed team in the overall standings.

“I think he’ll be a good addition to the team with a lot of games coming up,” Kinnear said. “If he brings what we saw in Brazil here, I think he’ll be a nice addition.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Montreal dismisses De Santis as sporting director    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Halfway through what is shaping up to be one of the worst seasons in ...
Rubin likes FC Utrecht's ambitions    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Rubio Rubin had to wait until he turned 18 in March to be eligible ...
Corona scores in Tijuana's Copa MX win    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] U.S. international Joe Corona scored the winner for Tijuana in its 3-1 win over ...
What They're Saying: Mark Geiger     
"It was very strange, with the way [Brazil] walked out on the field and just their ...
Manchester United wins third tour game in shootout    
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Manchester United won the third game of its U.S. tour with a 5-3 shootout ...
Cuevas gets start in Lobos BUAP victory    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Former U.S. under-20 national team forward Daniel Cuevas started for Torneo Ascenso (second division) ...
Lots in play on busy MLS Wednesday    
[PREVIEW: Week 21] A Wednesday of four MLS matches makes up for the lightened schedule of ...
Tim Howard returns in booth    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] Tim Howard will again be spending many of his off-days as part ...
Clubs busy making mid-season player moves    
[MLS: Tuesday] The Philadelphia Union announced a press conference for Wednesday at which time it is ...
U.S. U-17s drop second straight game    
[OPEN NORDIC TOURNAMENT] The U.S. under-17 national team dropped its second game in two days at ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives