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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Peri short wait as TFC signs another

Peri nice!

After acquiring Dasan Robinson in exchange for Dan Gargan this morning, we commented that more moves were likely. We didn't expect it to be 8 hours later.

This evening TFC announced that the club has picked up Bosnian-born American Perica "Peri" Marosevic, a once highly touted 22-year old forward. Drafted fifth overall by FC Dallas in 2009, Marosevic only managed to make 4 first team appearances with the Texan side before spending part of last season on loan at now relocated USL side Austin Aztex. Unable to find a place with FC Dallas in 2011, the Hoops decided to make the young Bosnian available as a free agent when TFC stepped in.

A veteran of the USA U-17, U-18 and U-20 programs, Marosevic has a reputation as a skilled and agile forward but questions about his size dogged his development at Dallas. Of course, being 5 foot 8 at TFC where a 5 foot 2 Ecuadorian is a hero will seem like a breath of fresh air. The move seems like a depth one for 2011 with the hopes of unearthing a future diamond in the rough. As with most of The Reds' recent moves, it is one that again creates a glut in a particular position and once again starts tongues wagging over the possible knock-on effect. So... see you in another 8 hours?

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