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FC Dallas signs goalkeeper Phelipe Megiolaro on loan from Gremio

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FC Dallas has option to exercise a permanent transfer on Megiolaro’s contract in December of 2020.

Add another transfer rumor to the pile that has gone to the ‘done deal’ column. FC Dallas has signed goalkeeper Phelipe Megiolaro on loan from Brazilian first-division side Gremio through the 2020 season.

Megiolaro will occupy an international roster spot pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).

FC Dallas has the option to exercise a permanent transfer on Megiolaro’s contract in December 2020 following the duration of the loan.

He will now go into a roster competition with current starter Jimmy Maurer and backup Kyle Zobeck.

The 21-year old joins FC Dallas after rising through Gremio’s youth system. He also spent time in Campinas and Ponte Preta’s youth systems. Megiolaro signed his professional contract with Gremio on December 5, 2018 and made his first team debut in a 2-1 loss against Fortaleza in October 2019.

Megiolaro has yet to make his senior team debut for the Brazil National Team but was on the bench for international friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Argentina in 2018 and Qatar on June 5, 2019. He represented Brazil in the 2017 Toulon Tournament and started in goal for Brazil’s U-20 National Team in the 2019 South American U-20 Championship.