Argentine forward Caraglio becomes Revs' first DP

Argentine forward Caraglio becomes Revs' first DP
August 2, 2011, 8:05 pm
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Milton Caraglio has signed with Major League Soccer and will play with the Revolution as the team's first ever Designated Player.

Caraglio, an Argentine forward, has played for his hometown club, Rosario Central, since 2007. In 49 appearances in Argentina's top division, he scored 11 goals. The team was then relegated to the league's secondary division for the 201011 season.

West Ham United, then of the Premier League, gave Caraglio an extended trial in 2010, but he returned to Rosario Central.

The 22-year-old is expected to join his new team for training on Thursday, but will not be added to the roster officially until his International Transfer Certificate is received.

The Designated Player Rule allows teams to sign up to two players beyond the MLS salary cap. Caraglio will occupy one of the Revolution's eight international roster spots.