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Crew lands U.S. U-20 Gall in weighted lottery
August 7th, 2014 4:56PM
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[MLS TRANSACTIONS] The Columbus Crew signed French-American midfielder Romain Gall via MLS’s weighted lottery from French club Lorient. Gall plays for the U.S. under-20 national team and had originally intended to return to the United States to attend the University of Maryland.

"We feel that Romain is a young player with ability," said Crew sporting director and head coach Gregg Berhalter. "He’s 19 years old, has great attacking ability and is a dynamic part of U.S. Soccer’s youth national team program. We feel that he’s a strong addition to our team, and we’re looking forward to bringing him in. We aim to be a club recognized for developing talented young players into successful professionals for their club and country.”

Gall signed with Lorient in 2011 and spent time with the club’s reserves, Lorient II.  Most recently, he played for the U.S. U-20s who won the 2014 NTC Invitational Tournament in July.

-- The expansion Orlando City signed 19-year-old defender Rafael Ramos and 18-year-old defensive midfielder Valdomiro Lameira from Benfica to multi-year deals for the remainder of the 2014 USL PRO season before transitioning with the club to MLS in 2015. The agreement is part of a partnership with the Portuguese champions.

Ramos and Estrela participated in the inaugural UEFA Youth League tournament with Benfica, which finished second behind Barcelona.


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