Dallas Looking At Two River Plate Players

Dallas Looking At Two River Plate Players

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 30, 2008
  • Loan, Lucas Gomez, Lucas Malacarne, Summer Transfers, Victor Sikora

Getty ImagesAh yes, some more FC Dallas news for you all on this Wednesday afternoon here in the Big D. I’ve got a couple updates other than the headline here but let’s start with what got your attention, the two River Plate players that FC Dallas will be looking at in the coming weeks.

We all thought they’d be transferring in River Plate star Ariel Ortega but that apparently won’t happen at all. But assistant coach John Ellinger did appear to have a decent trip in Argentina with the club’s new potential  partner club. The club discussed today that they are looking at two young River Plate players both by the name of Lucas.

Lucas Gomez, a 21- year old forward, and 19-year old Lucas Malacarne, a left-sided defender.

Dallas received permission from River Plate to bring the two guys in for a look. My bet is they will both be brought in on a loan deal if anything at all here. Don’t expect the club to go out and sign either one of these guys just yet. With the two open international roster spots set to expire at the end of the year, only a loan deal sounds likely at this point.

Two positions the club is really looking to fill in the coming weeks. I am actually more curious about Malacarne than Gomez but we will see next week if  these two will work for the club.

I really have very little information on each player to give you all though. Seeing how they are both young and realitively unknown it is hard to find any useful information for you all today on them.

One other play the club is hoping to sign is Dutch winger Victor Sikora. The club had given Sikora a trial a couple weeks ago and liked him enough to bring him back for a second go at it. The discussion I had on Sunday with a few people gave me the impression that the club really wants to sign this guy soon. With the recent trade of Arturo Alvarez to San Jose, there is an open spot for a winger and Sikora looks to be that guy.

So if all works out the club will fill the three spots that they wanted to do when the transfer window was opening up earlier this month. Once I get more details on the two Lucass I will pass it along to you all.