- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On February 24, 2009
- 2 Comments
- David Ferreira, Player Signings, Winter Transfers
We talked about this potential deal yesterday and today it comes a reality. FC Dallas has announced the signing of Colombian international David Ferreira. He becomes the third player loaned to FCD from Brazilian partner Clube Atletico Paranaense.
We’re very excited to be able to add a player of Ferreira’s ability and experience,” said FC Dallas General Manager Michael Hitchcock. “If you look at the majority of teams who have won the MLS Cup, they’ve had a true number 10; an attacking midfielder who can be a real game-changer. In David Ferreira, we have a player who has played at the highest level with the Colombian national team, been one of the top players for Atletico Paranaense in the Brazilian first division, and now we look forward to bringing him to FC Dallas, where we think he’ll be able to help take this team to the next level and contend for a championship.”
Ferreira is the experienced #10 in them middle that Dallas has been looking for all winter. He brings plenty of solid experience to the talk and some down here are saying he could potentially be a Christian Gomez type of playmaker for Dallas.
The 29-year-old joined CAP in 2005, where he has started 175 games, scoring 38 goals and adding 42 assists. Some pretty solid numbers in any league.
Ferreira is a member of the Colombian national team, having most recently represented them in a World Cup Qualifier versus Paraguay last October. He was also a part of the Colombia team that won the CONMEBOL Copa America in 2001.
While I am still a bit new on Ferreria I think the deal is a good one for both sides. Dallas gets a solid playmaker to set up Kenny Cooper and Jeff Cunningham. Plus Ferreria should sit well in Schellas Hyndman’s midfield.
Does this possibly put Dallas over the top and back in the playoff picture? That remains to be seen at this point. I still think they have some work to do defensively but this certainly should help.