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Atlanta signs Carrillo and Burgos, sets sights on Adu
February 26th, 2014 5:56PM

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[NASL 2014 COUNTDOWN] The Atlanta Silverbacks have signed a pair of California-bred Salvadorans, goalkeeper Derby Carrillo and midfielder Junior Burgos, but also set their sights on a bigger fish. Atlanta technical director Eric Wynalda told SI.com he is interested in signing Freddy Adu, who just finished a training stint at English club Blackpool and continues to seek a new club that would be his 10th in 11 seasons.

Wynalda said Adu, who most recently played in Brazil for Bahia after being discarded by MLS's Philadelphia Union, can still play at a high level. He is still only 24 and a free agent.

Carrillo, who played for Wynalda on Cal FC, attended St. John's and eventually landed at Santa Tecla FC in El Salvador after Cal FC's 2012 Open Cup run. Other Cal FC players on the Atlanta roster include Mike Randolph, Pablo Cruz, Jesus Gonzalez and Beto Navarro.

"I know Derby very well from his Cal FC days, and what he has been able to achieve since then is phenomenal," Wynalda said. "We know what we're getting with him on and off the field. He is an international-caliber player and a quality person, so we expect big things from him."

Burgos was born in Santa Ana, El Salvador, but grew up in San Bruno, Calif., and attended San Jose State and Cal Poly before signing with Toronto FC in 2012. He has attended several Salvadoran national team camps but has yet to be capped. His father, Efrain, played for El Salvador.

-- Former Silverback Pedro Mendes scored both goals for Indy Eleven on Wednesday in its 4-2 loss to MLS's Sporting Kansas City split squad in a scrimmage contested at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

-- The Carolina RailHawks signed Uruguayan-born Enzo Martinez, who starred at North Carolina and spent two seasons at Real Salt Lake without getting into an MLS game.


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  1. Glenn Maddock
    commented on: February 27, 2014 at 1:41 p.m.
    How will the star players in NASL move up to MLS if MLS has partnered with USL Pro to develop their talent?


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