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
Escobar arrives on loan at Dallas, Gonzalez joins Montreal
by Paul Kennedy, February 14th, 2014 4:17PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  fc dallas, mls, montreal impact


[MLS 2014 COUNTDOWN] Andres Escobar's travels continue as the 22-year-old Colombian right winger joins FC Dallas on this third loan spell from Dynamo Kiev. Meanwhile, Montreal concluded the transfer of 21-year-old Uruguayan forward Santiago Gonzalez, its first import since Frank Klopas took over as coach.

MLS: 2014 Preseason Schedule

The 22-year-old Escobar will join fellow Colombian Fabian Castillo to give what FC Dallas hopes will be one of the best tandem of wingers in MLS.

"Escobar is a great young player," said FC Dallas technical director Fernando Clavijo. "He has played in Europe for the last few years and I expect him and Fabian Castillo to form one of the best flank combinations in the league. Both players are very similar in their speed and ability to beat players one-on-one. I expect Escobar will fill the void created by the loss of Jackson [traded to Toronto FC] on the right flank."

Escobar, who will be coached by Colombian Oscar Pareja, was signed by Dynamo Kiev in 2011 but has been playing on loan spells at Deportivo Cali, his original Colombian team, and French club Evian.

Gonzalez joins the Impact after finishing first on promoted Sud America with five goals and two assists in 14 games in the Uruguayan First Division's 2013 Apertura.

"Santiago is a young striker who has already played three professional seasons," said Impact sporting director Nick De Santis. "He is a dynamic forward who moves very well and can play with his back to the goal. It will take a bit of time to adapt, but I think he can bring a different element to the team."

-- Chivas USA signed second-round draft pick Thomas McNamara out of Clemson. The midfielder, the No. 20 pick overall in the 2014 SuperDraft, has been with Chivas USA since the team started preseason camp.


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Cruz Azul and Toluca draw in first leg    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The first leg of the 2014 Concacaf Champions final between Cruz Azul and ...
Full slate of Saturday games follows first midweek game    
[MLS: Week 7] A full slate of games Saturday follows the first midweek match of the ...
Union building to be successful for long term    
[MLS: Week 7] An extensive schedule of 36 Wednesday games begins this week with Philadelphia visiting ...
U.S. under-15 girls national team roster    
[NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER CAMP] U.S. under-15 girls national team coach B.J. Snow has called up 36 ...
Mexico pulls out win with pair of stoppage-time goals    
[USA UNDER-18 MEN] The U.S. under-18 men's national team suffered to a 4-3 defeat to Mexico ...
FC Dallas forward Span on USL PRO team of the week    
[DOWN ON THE FARM] In his debut since joining Orlando City from FC Dallas, Brian Span ...
What They're Saying    
"Anyone who messes around will stay at home, because it will mean that they can't handle ...
Sub invades field to stop goal    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] A sub warming up near the goal runs onto the field ...
What They're Saying    
"I saw the devastation firsthand. So anyone who's saying they're not thinking about [the World Cup] ...
Cruz Azul's Corona has suspension extended    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Cruz Azul's Mexican national team goalkeeper, Jesus Corona, already suspended from Tuesday night's ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives