FC Dallas acquires Andres Escobar on loan from Dynamo Kiev

'Manga' comes in for the 2014 season.

Here is one move to discuss from FC Dallas this morning. FC Dallas has acquired forward Andrés Ramiro Escobar on loan from Ukrainian power Dynamo Kiev, the club announced today.

There is no word as to whether or not Esobar will be counted as a Designated Player, given that the release from FC Dallas did not mention that fact means he probably will not count as one.

"Escobar is a great young player," said FC Dallas Technical Director Fernando Clavijo. "He has played in Europe for the last few years and I expect him and Fabian Castillo to form one of the best flank combinations in the league. Both players are very similar in their speed and ability to beat players one-on-one. I expect Escobar will fill the void created by the loss of Jackson on the right flank."

The 22-year-old forward has been with Ligue 1 club Évian on loan from Dynamo Kiev where he signed in 2011 at age 20 from Deportivo Cali. Escobar returned to Deportivo Cali on loan from 2012 to 2013, appearing in 35 matches and scoring five goals. He appeared in four games for French club Évian in 2013.

New head coach Oscar Pareja is also very familiar with what Manga brings to the table as well.

"I've known Andres for a long time and had been following him since his early years at Deportivo Cali," said Pareja. "He is a player we wanted to bring to the team a few years ago but it wasn't the right time. After the experience he has gained in Europe and his growth as a player, we feel that now is the right moment to bring him to FC Dallas."

What do you all think of this move by FC Dallas?

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