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A.J. Soares signs with Danish club AGF Aarhus


A.J. Soares is set to continue his Scandinavian stay with a move to the Danish Superliga.

AGF Aarhus announced on Tuesday that the club has signed the American defender, who spent the past season with Norwegian club Viking. Soares’ move to the club is a free transfer and comes with a contract that runs until 2018. The Danish club is the former home of Benny Feilhaber, who featured for the team from 2008-11.

“I am very excited to have signed¬†with a big club,” Soares said in a statement. “Everyone knows that AGF is one of the biggest clubs in Denmark and I am glad to be a part of it. Hopefully I can help the club get higher up the table and have a successful season. I’ve heard good things about the club and the city, and when I was told that AGF was interested in me, I was very excited. I had a good talk with the club and it is a project that I can develop myself in, and I look forward to being a part.”

Soares made 31 appearances for Viking last season after previously featuring for the New England Revolution from 2011-14. ¬†As a member of the Revs, Soares made 108 total appearances, with his most important appearances coming throughout the club’s 2014 run to the MLS Cup final.

“We have been looking for a tactically wise, prudent and character strong defender, and we have found one with A.J. Soares,” said AGF Aarhus sporitng director Jens Andersson. “He complements our other central defenders really well and fit well into our style of play. He comes with solid experience of Scandinavian football, and therefore we expect that he relatively quickly falls into the squad and competes for a starting place.”

What do you think of the move? How will Soares fare with his new team?

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  1. AGF really is not very good, we Americans just have heard of them because of Benny. They are usually relegated every few years and don’t finish much above mid table the other years. They haven’t won any hardware since a cup win in 1996 and their last league championship was in 1986, two years before AJ was born.

  2. He is underrated. He has never even gotten a look from the US Mens team. He is not a world class defender, but I feel like he is just as good or better than former nats in the past like Clarence Goodson.

    • His expression understandable. He’s got that 1,000 yard stare still from playing 3 or 4 years for that dumpster fire that is the New England franchise.


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