Berhalter's Hammarby signs Husidic

Berhalter's Hammarby signs Husidic

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Berhalter's Hammarby signs Husidic



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Hammarby IF head coach Gregg Berhalter won't be the only one at the club with MLS experience next season.

Hammarby signed midfielder Baggio Husidic on Friday morning, the club announced on its website. Husidic, who has spent the past three seasons with the Chicago Fire, agreed to a two-year deal with the Swedish team.

Berhalter told the club website that he is quite familiar with Husidic, and that the Bosnian-born player is someone with good technical qualities and an ability to find his teammates in good spots with his passing.

Husidic received limited playing time this past season with the Fire, and Chicago chose not to exercise his contract option at the end of the year. Husidic was chosen by the Colorado Rapids in stage 2 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft earlier this month, but Hammarby beat the 2010 MLS Cup Champions in the race to sign him.

What do you think of this move? Thinking you'll see more MLS players signed by Hammarby in the coming weeks? How do you see Husidic faring in Sweden?

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