The moves continue to come in fast from FC Dallas in this offseason. On Friday, FC Dallas announced that they signed former La Liga and Premier League winger, Roland Lamah, and has acquired Costa Rican right back José Salvatierra on loan for the 2017 season from Alajuelense. Both are awaiting receipt of their P-1 Visas and ITC.
Yes, two players in one signing announcement. Both players fit the need that the club had going into this offseason in filling the Fabian Castillo lot at left wing and the gap at right back.
Once again, FC Dallas makes a signing that doesn’t require Targeted Allocation Money or the use of a Designated Player slot.
The 28-year old Lamah has bounced around Europe a bit over the years going from the third division in Belgium to the top side in the country with Anderlecht. He spent three season there before being loaned out to Roda JC Kerkrade of the Netherlands in 2008. During his loan with Roda, Lamah scored 11 goals in 32 appearances.
Following his time in Belgium he moved on to French side Le Mans FC, where he appeared in 96 matches between 2008 and 2011. He spent another three years with Spanish side Osasuna, making 45 La Liga appearances. In 2014, he was loaned out to EPL side, where he made 14 appearances. He spent the last three years in Hungry with Ferencvárosi.
Lamah is also no stranger to the international game as well as he spent time in Belgium’s youth national team setup before moving on to the senior team in 2010. He’s made five appearances for them.
He’s been unattached since the beginning of July, so getting him in the offseason may be a bit of a steal as long as he can get into game shape quickly.
Salvatierra comes on loan from Costa Rican first division side Alajuelense, where he has spent the first eight years of his career. Since joining the team in 2010, Salvatierra has scored nine goals in 155 appearances. During that time, Alajuelense won five league titles as well as the 2013 Copa Centroamericana. He has been capped 30 times by the Costa Rican National Team since 2011.