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  • Impact president delivers on his promise



    Eleven days ago following the trade that sent Lamar Neagle to Seattle for an international roster spot, Impact president Joey Saputo suggested on his personal Twitter account that his club would next turn to South America to pick up its next player.

    Make that players.

    On Thursday, two guys rather than one joined the team as it arrived for a three-week spell in Florida in preparation for Year 2 in MLS.


    Both are in their twenties, coming straight from Brazil, although the first is an Argentine with a loan deal in place for the next year.

    Andrès Fabricio Romero, a 23 year-old striker jumped the gun early writing on his personal Facebook page he was coming to Montreal, a few hours before the club made the move official. He comes from Brazilian Serie A side Nautico where he played 96 minutes in six games as a sub.

    Romero also played 349 minutes in nine games, including two as a starter with Criciuma in the Santa Catarina State Championship. He previously came from Argentinos Juniors where he scored four goals in 49 games. His latest competitive goal goes back to October 29, 2008.

    Romero also represented Argentina internationally, playing 226 minutes in cinq games, including two starts at the U-20 level, but did not score.

    The other player is 20 year-old midfielder Eber Henrique Ferreira de Bessa (just call him Eber) who is trying out with the team in Floride, fighting to pick up one of the last three international roster spots left with the Impact.

    Eber played for Nacional MG a D4 side also competing in the Minas Gerais State Championship. Last year, he scored a goal in 562 minutes of play in eight starts.

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