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
Crew lands U.S. U-20 Gall in weighted lottery
August 7th, 2014 4:56PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[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.


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
An excellent goal-line clearance     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Cruzeiro managed to earn a 1-1 tie with Palmeiras thanks to ...
Woodwork can't hold down USA     
[CONCACAF WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP] About the only thing that stood in the way of the U.S. women's ...
Fire goes out with late win over Houston    
[MLS: Friday] Frenchman Florent Sinama-Pongolle made sure Chicago did not finish the MLS season with another ...
James' skills highlight Real Madrid pre-clasico practice    
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] The Real Madrid-Barcelona clasico delivers entertainment even before kickoff. Here's a 40-second peek ...
What They're Saying: Luis Suarez    
"Everyone has different ways of defending themselves. In my case, the pressure and tension came out ...
Ft. Lauderdale is ready for challenge against red-hot Eddies    
[NASL: Week 16] Minnesota United FC and the 2013 champion New York Cosmos played to a ...
Finlay signs new deal with Columbus    
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] For helping drive Columbus into the playoffs after a two-year absence, midfielder Ethan Finlay ...
Referee suspended after felony arrest on fraud charges    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Referee Jose Carlos Rivero, who has worked 17 MLS matches in 2014, has been ...
Wambach nominated for Women's Player of the Year    
[AWARDS] Abby Wambach, who leads the U.S. women with 10 goals but is no longer a ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Thursday] Seyi Adekoya teamed up with fellow freshman Chase Gasper to break a 1-1 tie ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives