Flores Signing Is Official 07.09.05

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  1. Danizinho

    Danizinho New Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Gilberto's been around more than the Girl from Ipanema - he's certainly well-traveled.

    Revolution acquires Brazilian midfielder Gilberto Flores

    Foxborough, Mass. - The New England Revolution announced today that the team has acquired Brazilian midfielder Gilberto Flores off of waivers. The
    MetroStars placed Gilberto on waivers on Wednesday, July 8. The midfielder
    is signed as a developmental player and will not count against the
    Revolution's 18-man senior roster.

    "Gilberto has proven he has the ability to play in this league," said
    Revolution head coach Steve Nicol. "It made perfect sense to bring him in
    given what we've seen."

    The MetroStars signed Gilberto, 21, on May 31, 2004. He started and saw
    action in seven games in 2004, recording one assist. This season, the
    defensive midfielder played in three games, logging a total of 39 minutes.
    Prior to coming to MLS, he played with five different Brazilian clubs,
    including São Paulo FC in 2002.

    The New England Revolution (9-1-5, 32 pts.) is in Illinois this weekend for
    a first-place clash with the Chicago Fire (10-6-2, 32 pts.) at 8:30 p.m. ET
    tonight, Saturday, July 9 at Soldier Field. Saturday night's match will be
    broadcast live on WB56 and can be heard on WEEI 850 AM or heard streaming at revolutionsoccer.net.

    For information on Revolution tickets, as well as on ticketing for CONCACAF
    Gold Cup matches at Gillette Stadium (July 12 and July 16) and Chelsea FC
    vs. A.C. Milan (July 24) please call 1-877-GET-REVS or Ticketmaster

    Gilberto Flores
    Jersey number: 5
    Position: Midfielder
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 160
    Born: July 5, 1983; Toledo, Brazil
    Previous Clubs: MLS - MetroStars (2004-05); Brazil - Ginásio Pinhalense EA
    (2004), Desportiva FC (2003), Ituano FC (2002), São Paulo FC (2002), and
    Toledo FC (1998-2001).
  2. IRguy

    IRguy Member

    Sep 28, 2004
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nothing about giving up a draft pick?
  3. Soccer Doc

    Soccer Doc Member+

    Nov 30, 2001
    Keene, NH
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This gets better and better:
    ~DV Roster so we still have two SI and two senior roster slots open
    ~He's off the waiver list so we don't give up the 8th round pick in 2006
    ~He's in Chi-town and elegable to play

    Now all we need to do is put out the Fire

  4. trickyfool

    trickyfool New Member

    Feb 11, 1999
    Orlando, FL
    Does this mean he's going to be making 17K a year? Any restrictions out there on developmental players playing in the full team?
  5. Soccer Doc

    Soccer Doc Member+

    Nov 30, 2001
    Keene, NH
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    FYI, With all the injuries we had last year many of our starters were on the DV roster.

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