- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 22, 2009
- 2 Comments
- Jair Benitez, Michael Dello-Russo, Player Signings
On the same day that FC Dallas released a defender, they add one. FCD has singed Colombian left back Jair Benitez. He has been working with the first team in training since he arrived on Monday. To make room for Benitez on the 24-man roster, FCD waived Michael Dello-Russo.
According to his player card (aka his wiki page), he has plenty of experience and covers a position that Dallas definitely needed to address this summer. The 30-year old most recently played for Independiente Medellin (on loan for 2009-2010 season from Deportivo Cali), where he has appeared in 17 regular season and Copa Libertadores games this year.
From what a couple people have told me he is the type of back that loves to come forward and has decent speed.
Dallas still has other areas to address in my mind but the fact that the club is taking the summer transfer window serious is a good sign moving forward. I think it is safe to say that we are no longer seeing the pathetic attempts at getting a big name signing like with what we saw under current GM Michael Hitchcock.