MLS adds trio of Colombian defenders

MLS adds trio of Colombian defenders

Major League Soccer

MLS adds trio of Colombian defenders


Major League Soccer has enjoyed some impressive success in recent years with the signings of quality Colombian defenders, and the league will be looking to strike gold yet again with the acquisition of three more defenders from the South American nation.

America De Cali central defender Edward Zea, Deportivo Cali central defender Pablo Escobar and Deportes Quindio central defender Hanyer Mosquera have been signed by MLS and have already had discovery claims placed on them by various MLS teams, including the Philadelphia Union, sources with knowledge of the signings told SBI on Monday.

Escobar, 22, Zea, 19, and Mosquera, 22, are all highly-regarded prospects who will be looking to follow in the footsteps of Wilman Conde, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado and Jamison Olave as Colombian centerbacks who came to MLS and impressed. All three players should be introduced by their new MLS clubs in the coming weeks.

What do you think of these signings? Glad to see some young international talent being added to the talent pool? Hoping your team can grab one of the prospects? Starting to think the Philly Union will grab the best attacking player available with its No. 1 overall MLS Draft pick next month?

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