FC Dallas sign midfielder Rolando Escobar
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FC Dallas bolster high-flying attack with signing of veteran Panamanian midfielder Rolando Escobar

FC Dallas might be the highest-scoring team in the Western Conference, but that is not stopping them from adding more pieces to the attacking puzzle.

They announced Tuesday the signing of Panamanian midfielder Rolando Escobar. The 33-year-old Escobar joins FC Dallas from Venezuelan first-division side Deportivo Anzoátegui SC, where he has played in 104 matches and scored 31 goals since 2011. He has also appeared in 33 matches for the Panamanian national team since 2006.

“Escobar is a player that can fit in anywhere in the midfield,” FC Dallas technical director Fernando Clavijo said in a statement. “He is more of an attacking player than a defensive player but the number one thing he adds is experience. We feel he is a guy that can come in and contribute right away, which is rare in MLS, especially in his position.

"We are looking ahead to a very competitive second half of the season. Escobar’s experience, knowledge and quality will help us.” 

Escobar will further bolster an FC Dallas side that currently sits in first place in the West and has scored 18 goals, which is tied for the most in the league. He becomes the latest weapon in a deep stable of attacking options that already includes, among others, compatriot Blas PerezFabian CastilloMauro Diaz and Tesho Akindele.