FRISCO, Texas -- Brazilian midfielder Andre Rocha signed with FC Dallas on Tuesday.
Rocha, on loan from Clube Atletico Paranaense in Brazil, is joining the team for preseason training and will be able to play in regular- season games once he receives his visa. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Coach Steve Morrow said the 23-year-old Rocha would be able to play several positions for FC Dallas.
"He's a very talented player and we believe he's going to have a big impact, not just with our team, but within the league this year," he said.
Rocha, who began his pro career in 2002, has been with Atletico Paranaense since 2005.
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