D.C. United get Niell on one-year loan

January 22, 2008

WASHINGTON -- D.C. United acquired Argentine forward Franco Niell on a one-year loan from Argentinos Junior on Tuesday.

Neill, 24, is expected to join United for the start of preseason training next week and will be officially added to the roster once he receives his work visa and international transfer certificate.

Niell has spent his entire professional career with Argentinos Junior, scoring 10 goals in 60 games since his debut during the 2004-05 season.

"We're getting a player who we believe has all the qualities to be successful on our team," general manager Dave Kasper said. "Franco is an energetic, hard working forward who will be a good complement to our team."


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