Chivas USA have made another late addition to their squad in advance of the MLS season.
The club announced on Monday that it has signed Spanish midfielder Daniel Fragoso from Centre d'Esports L'Hospitalet, who play in Spain's Second Division-B (third tier). Fragoso, 31, came up through in the youth systems of Real Madrid and Espanyol and has a wealth of experience playing in his native land, having played for a number of clubs in Spain since making his professional debut with Espanyol B at age 17.
Fragoso, who has previously played for Barcelona B, will be eligible to suit up for the Goats once his International Transfer Certificate is received.
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“Daniel is a very technical player, known for his excellent control of the ball and possession,” Chivas USA head coach Wilmer Cabrera said in a statement. “Those strengths are going to be very important for our team as we try to have a group that knows and is able to win and move the ball.
“He’s a very experienced player, as he joins us from one of the world’s greatest academy systems, where the technical players are very important. Hopefully he can adapt quickly to the pace of this league, and start helping the team and his teammates on the field with his possession and the way he manages the game.”
The capture of Fragoso comes a week after Chivas USA signed forward Luke Moore, a veteran Englishman who had been linked with a move the club for several weeks.
Chivas USA open their 2014 season on Sunday, hosting the Chicago Fire at StubHub Center (3 pm ET, UniMas).