Wizards Sign Another Argentine Play-maker

Wizards Sign Another Argentine Play-maker

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 8, 2007

In an effort to beef up an already beefed up offense, the Kansas City Wizards have finalized a deal with 24-year-old Argentina play-maker Eloy Colombano.

Eloy can play either up top with Eddie Johnson or in the midfield as an attacking midfielder. He will also be designated as a youth international player on the Wizards’ roster for the rest of the season.

Eloy trained with the Wizards last month on a trail basis. He returned to Argentina to finalize the paperwork of his transfer and is expected to join the Wizards today. He has played with Defensa y Justicia and LP Estudiantes of the Argentine first division since 2001.

Eloy is the second Argentinean to sign with the Wizards since they traveled to Buenos Aires in March. Carlos Marinelli signed with the club April 6. Because of his time spent training with the Wizards last month, he is expected to be ready to play when the Wizards play host to New England Aug. 19.

I honestly have never heard of this kid. So far some South Americans have really made a difference for some clubs this season and maybe this deal will work out for the Wizards as they push for a playoff spot. He should be able to fit right in since he has trained with the club for the past month so there won’t be any “get-to-know-you phase” left.

As far as this kid really putting the Wizards over the top, we will have to wait and see.