Union ink Colombian for defensive depth

Posted on 05 August 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Juan Diego Gonzalez making the tackle, with La Equidad in 2008

The Union announced the signing – relatively out of the blue I must say – of 29-year old defender Juan Diego González Alzate, a veteran of several Mexican, Argentinian, and Colombian squads. From PhiladelphiaUnion.com:

Born in Medellín, Colombia, González brings a wealth of experience to the Union, playing for clubs in Colombia, Argentina and Mexico. Praised throughout his professional career for leadership along the back line and heading ability, Gonzalez won a Colombian Cup with La Equidad in 2008 and an International Mercosur Cup with Argentinean San Lorenzo in 2001.

Name:  Juan Diego González Alzate
Central Defender
Height:  6-0
Weight: 160
Born: September 22, 1980
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
Citizenship: Colombia
Last Club: Deportivo Pereira
Number: #3
Pronunciationwahn  de-A-go  gon-SAH-les

Defensive depth is much-needed so let’s see how this turns out…

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