Ricardinho Returns To Brazil

Ricardinho Returns To Brazil

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 20, 2008
  • Released Players

Those golden boots are leaving town. FC Dallas forward Ricardinho has returned home to Brazil to play with his club and Dallas partner Atletico Paranaense today after clearing MLS waivers. He joined FCD in July 2007 as the first player exchanged between the two partner clubs.

Honestly, this move isn’t a total shocker to me. I thought back in the spring that Ricardinho was one of those guys that I thought wouldn’t last the whole season in Dallas. When a new coach came on board it was pretty much a matter of time for him to return back to CAP.

I liked Ricardinho but there was always that element that was missing for me out of him. I loved his craftiness but thought he disappeared too much in games or that he didn’t make the most of his chances when he was given them.

Still the partnership between CAP and Dallas works. Andre Rocha has been a big success in my mind this season for the club and I wouldn’t be shocked to see the Hoops look for another CAP player in the winter for next year. I wonder if Dallas is set to make a move to fill his roster spot or if they will just move a developmental player into the senior roster for the time being.