HOW ACQUIRED: Rights traded on Jan. 16, 2019. Signed for the 2019 season using Targeted Allocation Money on Jan. 24, 2019.
PRONUNCIATION: KLOD dee-ELL-na
Dielna is an experienced center back who carved out an immediate role for himself after joining the Revolution in the second half of 2017. The savvy defender plays with a bit of an edge and will look to grab a starting spot in Portland for 2019.
OUTSIDE MLS: Dielna began his professional career with Lorient in April 2007 and made his senior debut with FC Istres on Sept. 3, 2008. He went on to total 68 appearances and two goals with Istres from 2008-12. Dielna then transferred to Greek power Olympiacos, but soon returned to France on season-long loans with CS Sedan-Ardennes (2012-13), where he played in 27 games and scored two goals, and AC Ajaccio (2013-14), where he totaled 24 appearances and one assist across all competitions. Most recently, Dielna spent three years with Sheffield Wednesday FC, joining the club ahead of the 2014-15 campaign. During his time with Wednesday, he also spent time on loan with FC Dinamo Bucuresti of Romania's Liga 1 (2017) and a partial season with Slovan Bratislava of Slovakia's top-tier Fortuna Liga (2016). During the 2016-17 season, Dielna made 12 total appearances, all starts, and recorded 1,110 minutes of action with Dinamo Bucuresti.