Denilson to Dallas
His last professional playing run was in the desert playing for oil tycoons. The master of the double step over that too many kids do too frequently and incorrectly. I’ve always been a fan of the subtle feint a la Messi. Sure, bring out the step over when you are in the open and one on one but not every time. Or, at least wait until you’ve master the ability to dribble with both feet at speed. Anyway, the excitement that Denilson will bring to the MLS is wonderful. He’s a pure professional that’s played for Real Betis for a number of years.
Denilson, who last played his club soccer in Saudi Arabia, was a key contributor to Brazil’s 2002 World Cup win and becomes just the 4th player ever in MLS history to have won a World Cup. The Metrostars/New York Red Bulls have had the previous three with Branco, Lothar Matthaus and Youri Djorkaeff.