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Galaxy sign Juninho

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and two other guys.

Just the wrong Juninho - this one is 20. The other players signed on loan are 21. Most notable about the signing is something that Carlos has been hammering into my head for over a year now - all have 5 years, or more, or professional experience. One started his pro-days at 13.

They were on the Sao Paulo team that won a trophy at the 2007 Dallas Cup, defeating Real Madrid and Chelsea en route to the title. They were also all on loan earlier this year with Toledo in the First Division of the Brazilian Paraná Championship.

The Dallas Cup is a youth cup contested every year, and Sao Paolo has two of the last three titles.  Check out the alumni list at the link and read an amazing list of players (and Hakeem Olajuwon).  Oh, and the Vancouver Whitecaps took 2nd last year defeating Monterey (Mexico), River Plate (Brazil Argentina) and Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) on their way.