Revolution acquire Gilberto Flores

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.


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