Union signs Arrieta

The Philadelphia Union announced today that they have signed defender Cristian Arrieta.

Arrieta has been on trial with the Union over the past two weeks and will be eligible to play Saturday against DC United.

Peter Nowak said of the new signing, “We’re very excited to have Arrieta join our club. He was one of the best defenders in the USL and we expect him to continue his success in MLS. His wealth of international experience will also help to strengthen our defensive line.”

Arrieta played the previous two seasons with USL-1 side the Puerto Rico Islanders who last year made it to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions League. Before that he played twelve years in Italy in Serie C2 and Serie B.

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