NASL: Carolina signs Mexican star Omar Bravo

Omar Bravo, Chivas Guadalajara's all-time leading scorer and two-time Mexico Gold Cup champion, has signed with the Carolina RailHawks. The 36-year-old is expected to make his NASL debut July 22 vs. Miami FC.

Bravo, who scored two of his 15 goals for El Tri at the 2006 World Cup, arrives from Chiva Guadalajara, where he spent most of his club career and scored 123 goals.

“He adds so much,” RailHawks coach Colin Clarke said. "Obviously the first thing you look at is his goals and his goalscoring pattern. Wherever he’s been he has always been prolific. He’s a national team player, capped over 60 times. The other little intangibles are going to be his experience and having won championships and been through tough times and coming out the other side.”

Bravo won two Mexican league titles with Chivas. He spent one season in MLS, scoring nine goals in 27 appearances for Sporting Kansas City in 2011.

He is the second former Mexico World Cup player to arrive in NASL this summer, following midfielder Gerardo Torrado's arrival at Indy Eleven.

1 comment about "NASL: Carolina signs Mexican star Omar Bravo".
  1. Ric Fonseca, July 14, 2016 at 4:46 p.m.

    Ok, so here is where the Mexican stars - ok, recently retired or hot hired?, come to retire? Nothing unusual, what with Euros and Brits coming over, but these muchachos aren't being signed by MLS teams, so que pasa? Oh, maybe they're waaiting their turn, is that it?

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