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According To Player's Agent, The Trinidadian "Ronaldinho" Trialed With The Union Earlier This Year

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The Philadelphia Union have been busy in the last year as they attempt to bring in talent from around the world, with Colombia and Trinidad and Tobago as two key locations of interest for the team. According to a player agent, the Union have continued to look at Trinidad and Tobago for new players, despite the recent release of former backup and third string goalkeeper Thorne Holder, and the still unknown situation of Keon Daniel's work visa.

Atulla Guerra apparently was on trial with both D.C. United and the Union during the 2011 MLS regular season, his agent Evans Wise told the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation's Shaun Fuentes. Guerra came up during a conversation about another Wise client, Cordell Cato. Cato, a Trinidad and Tobago under-20 national team member, will possibly join the Seattle Sounders as a permanent transfer soon.


Guerra is a 24-year-old midfielder and has been nicknamed the Trinidadian Ronaldinho by Soca Warriors supporters because of his skill on the ball, which can be seen in the video above. Currently at San Juan Jabloteh, a team that is in the top league of the Trinidad and Tobago soccer pyramid, the 6 foot, 3 inch Guerra has a unique set of abilities for a player of his size, which makes it unsurprising that MLS teams have taken a look at him.

At the moment, the Union are already three international players over their eight international slot maximum, with 11 total international players heading into the 2012 MLS season, making the possibility of acquiring Guerra for 2012 slim.