Galaxy adds another Brazilian
[MLS 2014 COUNTDOWN] The LA Galaxy has added to its Brazilian corps with the signing of 22-year-old forward Samuel on loan
from Fluminense of Brazil’s Serie A. He scored 15 goals in 72 appearances for Flu in the last two seasons and should give the Galaxy another attacking option.
“We are pleased
to add Samuel to our roster,” said LA Galaxy coach and general manager Bruce Arena. “Samuel is a young, talented forward with both size and skill.
We are confident his addition will help boost our attack in 2014.”
Samuel appeared in eight games for Flu in the Copa Libertadores, helping it reach the quarterfinals in 2013.
Both Juninho and Leonardo began their MLS careers with the Galaxy on loan from Sao Paulo. Both are now the property of the Galaxy, entering their fifth seasons.
Marcelo Sarvas, the Galaxy's other
Brazilian, came via Costa Rica, where he was playing for Alajuelense.
CHAVEZ FOR HARRIS. The trade that sent Marvin
Chavez from San Jose to Colorado for Atiba Harris could give the Rapids a potent option on the wing to bolster its offense.
Chavez, who is a
candidate to make the Honduran World Cup team, had 13 assists in 2012 but endured a rough 2013 campaign for the Earthquakes, winner of the Supporters' Shield in 2012 but not in the Western Conference
top five in 2013.
Harris' prowess in the air is more in keeping with the Quakes' long-ball style.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Nesta joins Maldini as head coach at Miami FC Aug. 31, 2:59 p.m. |
Miami is the home to retired Italian stars. It's been Paolo Maldini's second home for 15 ... U.S. Abroad: Timothy Chandler needs knee surgery Aug. 31, 4:34 a.m.
U.S, national team defender Timothy Chandler has been lost for the friendlies against Peru and Brazil ... What They're Saying: Frank Lampard Aug. 31, 3:41 a.m.
"I respect the manager for saying that. Managers and players should be emotional after defeats at ... What They're Saying: Jason Kreis Aug. 31, 3:38 a.m.
"We need to show - the players need to show - if they want to be ... Klinsmann: 'This is about proving a point' Aug. 31, 2:54 a.m.
The countdown to the Oct. 10 winner-take-all match against Mexico at the Rose Bowl began in ... Video Pick: A well-hit own goal from Holland Aug. 31, 1:45 a.m.
PSV's Jeffrey Bruma gave the keeper no chance when he met a cross from the right ... MLS Weekend: Bottom feeders finish on top Aug. 31, 1:31 a.m.
There is a big gap between MLS's two conferences -- the Western Conference is plus-14 in ... Video Pick: How Johannsson scored his first Bundesliga goal Aug. 31, 1:28 a.m.
U.S. national team forward Aron Johannsson, who joined Werder Bremen this season from Dutch club AZ ... Crowd Count: Seattle draws 64,358 fans, tops in MLS Aug. 30, 7:14 p.m.
The crowd of 64,358 for Sunday's Seattle-Portland match at CenturyLink Field was the largest of the ... U.S. national team vets coming and going Aug. 30, 3:57 p.m.
U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann named the initial squad of 23 players who will ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives