By FRANCO PANIZO
There will be even more Brazilian flavor on the LA Galaxy this upcoming season.
The Galaxy announced on Tuesday that they have acquired Brazilian forward Samuel on loan from Fluminense of Brazil’s Serie A. The 22-year-old Samuel has spent the past two seasons with Fluminense, and has scored 15 goals in 72 appearances across all competitions.
“We are pleased to add Samuel to our roster,” said LA Galaxy head coach and general manager Bruce Arena in a statement. “Samuel is a young, talented forward with both size and skill. We are confident his addition will help boost our attack in 2014.”
Samuel, who stands at 6-foot-1, will join a talented LA squad that already includes compatriots Juninho, Marcelo Sarvas and Leonardo as well as star forwards Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane.
Samuel will be added to the Galaxy roster pending the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P1 Visa. Terms of his loan agreement were not disclosed.
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