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Rapids land Colombian defender Mera before bell
May 6th, 2013 11:09PM

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[MLS TRANSACTIONS] As MLS's primary transfer window was about to close on Monday, the Colorado Rapids signed 23-year-old Colombian defender German Mera on loan from Deportivo Cali until the end of the 2013 MLS season.
 
“German is a big, strong and talented young defender with experience at the top level in Colombia,” said Rapids technical director Paul Bravo in a statement. “Bringing him in gives us some good depth along the back line, as he can play both centrally and on the left.”

Ecuadoran international Diego Calderon, brought in earlier in the year to stabilize the backline, is injured, and youngster Shane O'Neill has stepped into a starting role but should soon depart for U.S. U-20 World Cup duty.

Mera comes to Colorado having spent the last three seasons with Deportivo Cali in the Colombian Primera A, the country’s top league, where he played a total of 56 games (53 starts) in league and cup play.

Colombians have been a staple of MLS in recent years, but Mera is only the second Colombian signed in 2013 after Real Salt Lake youngster Olmes Garcia.

Ghanaian-Norwegian defender Pa Modou Kah was signed by the Portland Timbers for the remainder of the 2013 season. Kah, 32, joins the Timbers after playing the last two seasons with clubs in Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

The Vancouver Whitecaps signed 19-year-old Ghanaian midfielder Aminu Abdallah, who played six games with the Whitecaps' reserves.

MLS's secondary window will run July 9-Aug. 8.



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