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FC Dallas signs left back Marquinhos Pedroso

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The TAM signing joins the top defense in MLS.

FC Dallas has signed defender Marquinhos Pedroso using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) and pending receipt of his ITC and P-1 visa. He will occupy an international roster slot.

With Major League Soccer’s secondary transfer window opening on Tuesday, July 10, the first match Pedroso would be eligible to play in would be against Chicago on Saturday, July 14.

The 24-year old has made 108 appearances (98 starts) in Brazilian (70/63), Turkish (15/15) and Hungarian (23/20) first division matches since 2012.

A dual citizen of Brazil and Italy, he made his professional debut at 18 years old for Figueirense. He has also appeared for Grêmio (Brazil), Gaziantepspor (Turkey) and Ferencváros (Hungary), finishing second in the Hungarian first division last season.

Pedroso will slot in the depth charts initially behind the likes of Maynor Figueroa and Ryan Hollingshead but given that he is a TAM signing, we should be able to see him fairly soon. He makes the second defensive signing this season (other being Reto Ziegler) that was done using TAM.