After a day or so of rumors from South American saying a deal was done, FC Dallas has now made the signing of Colombian winger Michael Barrios official.
Barrios will occupy one of club's remaining international roster spots and be added to the team pending the receipt of his P-1 visa and ITC.
"Despite being only 23 years old, Michael has a lot of experience in the first division in Colombia," FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja said in the club's issued press release. "He is a player that we know can come in and help us offensively right away. He has the speed and talent to be a great player in this league."
Based on the information given by the club, Barrios will not occupy a Designated Player slot nor did the club use a transfer fee to get him to Texas. Both good news.
FCD was able to pull a few more stats on Barrios that we did the other day, which should help make some of you feel better. He spent the past four seasons with Colombian first division side Uniautonoma. Since 2011, the creative midfielder has made 136 appearances totaling 10,091 minutes for Uniautonoma. He scored 35 goals in that time, 32 of which came since 2012.
Who is excited by this signing?