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 (617-931-2222). 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).