Erick Neres da Cruz
Erick signed with FC Dallas on a free transfer on Friday, July 5.
Now 24, Erick began his career with Ituano of São Paulo’s first division in 2009. Erick transferred to Estoril of the Portuguese second division in that same year. He played 49 matches and scored one goal for the club in three seasons, which ended with Estoril earning promotion to the Portuguese first division in 2011-12.
Following Estoril’s promotion, Erick joined Portimonense, also of the Portuguese second division. Despite his role as a stay-at-home midfielder, Erick netted two goals for Portimonense in 25 appearances during the 2012-13 campaign. Portimonense finished the season in sixth place with a record of 17-12-13.