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D.C. United sign Venezuelan forward Gelmin Rivas

D.C. United have bolstered their frontline with the signing of Venezuelan forward Gelmin Rivas. He joins his fellow Venezuelan compatriot Junior Moreno at the club and will occupy an international slot. He was rumoured to have recently flown in to Washington D.C. and have been placed under quarantine due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Now this has been confirmed as a free transfer.

“We are excited to welcome Gelmin to the District,” Dave Kasper, D.C. United General Manager and VP of Soccer Operations, said. “Gelmin’s experience and goal scoring record in leagues across the world will add some important firepower and attacking depth to our roster. We’re looking forward to integrating him with the squad.”

Dave Kaspar, D.C. United General Manager and VP of Soccer Operations

Rivas had most recently been at Turkish side MKE Ankaragücü, however he only made 7 appearances, scoring once and making one assist. He has scored goals across the world and brings a wealth of experience from those times. Hopefully he will give something D.C. United have lacked recently.

Welcome to the Black & Red Gelmin.

Player: Gelmin Rivas
Position: Forward 
Birthplace: Cumaná, Venezuela
Country: Venezuela
Birthdate: 03/23/1989
Age: 31
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 190 lbs
Previous Club: MKE Ankaragücü (Turkey)
Status: International
Transaction: D.C. United signed forward Gelmin Rivas

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