Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Sporting Set to Announce Igor Julião?
The above screen shot is from the Sporting Club Uphoria app. It would appear to show the new player that Peter Vermes hinted at today that the club would be announcing in the next few days. The player, Igor Julião, had been linked with Kansas City earlier this month but it looks like the move will officially take place. Julião's name had been on the app since at least Saturday's game against San Jose apparently.
Sporting KC got an up close look at Julião in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic as he played with Fluminense's U-23 team during the tournament. He started the game against Kansas City that the Brazilian side lost 3-0 to SKC.
The 19 year old has appeared for Fluminense's first team 20 times in 2013, starting 14 of those games. In his last game for the club, back in December, he was subbed out for the LA Galaxy's recent signing from the club, Samuel. He's mainly played as the club's right back, and did so in preseason as well for the U23 side. So he'd likely be competing with Kevin Ellis and Mechack Jerome to be Chance Myers' primary back up. It would also seem to open things up to one of those players going to Orlando as the team's second loanee to the USL-Pro affiliate.