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Australian club fooled by trialist hoax
FourFourTwo Australia, July 23rd, 2012 10:02PM

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If you're never heard of former U.S. youth international Dexter Rosales, it's because he doesn't exist, but that didn't prevent Australia's Adelaide United from offering a trial to the phantom player. The club is dealing with the embarrassment of the hoax that indirectly has included Sounders midfielder Mauro Rosales.

"It has been a strange few days with all the speculation around this mystery man -- it doesn't look great from our end," a Reds media spokesman told Sportal. "We're not the first club to be given a false lead with a supposed trialist, but other clubs probably just don't promote it to the world like we did."

The player supposedly played for Ajax and Valencia,  River Plate and Colombia's Atletico Junior at the youth level and also represented the USA at the U-17, U-20 and U-23 level. "Dexter Rosales was never a contracted player here at Ajax and never was on trial," an Ajax media official said. "I checked Google and saw that there was a [picture] card with the name Dexter Rosales, but that picture of the player in the Ajax kit was Mauro Rosales."

A package detailing Rosales' accomplishments had been put together by en elusive agent named Dimitri Kascovic.

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