D.C. United signs midfielder Saragosa

D.C. United announced Monday that it has signed midfielder Marcelo Saragosa. Per league and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 30-year-old Brazilian is quite familiar with Major League Soccer, having made 116 appearances over a seven-year span with multiple clubs. Saragosa has featured for the Los Angeles Galaxy, FC Dallas, and Chivas USA in his MLS career which lasted from 2004 to 2010.

"We are pleased to have concluded a deal to bring Marcelo to D.C.," said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper. "He is well-acquainted with our League and brings additional depth to a midfield that we feel is already one of the best in the League. We look forward to his contributions to our team."

Saragosa joins United from the Azerbaijan first division where he enjoyed time with Ravan Baku and FC Absheron.

D.C. United was not finished dealing on Monday, as it also announced that it has acquired allocation money from the Portland Timbers in exchange for an international roster spot. The international roster spot will return to United after the 2013 MLS season.