HOW ACQUIRED: Signed with the Philadelphia Union on Jan. 30, 2014 after he appeared in 15 games (12 starts) for Sochaux of France's Ligue 1.
Joined the Union after four professional seasons with Sochaux, in France. In his first two years with Philadelphia, he notched 50 starts and almost 5,000 minutes. A technical player, Nogueira is comfortable on the ball and in the midfield trenches. The 28 year old will hope to be a catalyst in a 2016 campaign that turns the Union franchise around.
OUTSIDE MLS: The frenchman came up through the Sochaux youth program, and wa recognized as the best player on the team in the 2009-10 season. He started more than 20 games in multiple Ligue 1 seasons, showcasing an ability to compete in one of Europe's biggest leagues.