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Rapids add attacking midfielder

February 16, 2012 | 3:01 pm No comments
By Shaun Schafer

The reinvention of the Colorado Rapids as an attacking, Latin-flavored side continued on Thursday with the club announcing the acquisition of an attacking midfielder.

Martín Rivero, a 22-year-old playmaker, most recently played with Rosario Central in his native Argentina. Rivero will be added to the roster as an international player and is expected to join the club before the team’s trip to Hawaii.

Per league and team policy, details of the contract were not disclosed.

“Martín is a young, dynamic player with a great deal of potential,” said Colorado Rapids Head Coach Oscar Pareja. “His creativity and technical ability will give us more options in attack, and we’re excited to welcome him to the club.”

A native of Roldan, Argentina, Rivero made his Argentinian first division debut with Rosario Central in 2008 at the age of 18, having come up through the youth ranks at the club. Rivero played sparingly with the club until the 2010-11 season, when he made 30 appearances (16 starts) and scored four goals with the club in the Argentine second division.

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