The Eddies are set to fill their open international roster spot, as Argentine midfielder Nicolas Di Biase trained with the team Friday.
The move for Di Biase, who was previously with Bolivia’s Club Blooming, comes on the heels of moves for Canadian midfielder Ben Fisk and Portuguese/American fullback Pedro Galvao.
“He has a consistency in possession of the ball, he’s an experienced player,” said Eddies coach Colin Miller about Di Biase. “I think he’s going to be a very good signing for the Eddies.”
Because Di Biase is used to playing in the extreme altitudes of Bolivia, Miller believes that his fitness level will be very high.
“It took a little while for the deal to go over the line, but he was very keen to join us,” said Miller. “He was very keen to move to North America, to see what this was about. And, from his videos, he plays it, wins it, he’ll tackle his granny to win, which is Colin Miller’s traits, isn’t it?”
Di Biase will play is a left-sided central midfielder, which Miller says “gives balance to the team.” In fact, with Adam Eckersley, Galvao, Dustin Corea and Johann Smith already on the team, the Eddies have more true left-footed options than most NASL clubs.
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