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DCU's Brazilian Trialist

United will take a look at a 21-year-old Brazilian forward named Cesar Augusto Herrmegildo from Atletico Mineiro, which has a partnership with DCU. Given his age and experience, he seems to be a possible developmental roster candidate. More information will be available Thursday when United resumes training in Washington.

By Steve Goff  |  February 27, 2008; 4:49 PM ET
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All I had to see was "21-year-old Brazilian" and I'm sold.

:)

Posted by: Catherine-Lucia | February 27, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Goff didn't say 'good looking 21-year-old Brazilian', did he?

Posted by: seahawkdad | February 27, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Looks pretty good in Football Manager

Posted by: Mark | February 27, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

seahawkdad: Luciano Emilio isn't gorgeous but look at his numbers...

Posted by: Catherine-Lucia | February 27, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

seahawkdad: Luciano Emilio isn't gorgeous but look at his numbers...

Posted by: Catherine-Lucia | February 27, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Luciano Emilio II, sweeeet!!!

Posted by: alamhir | February 27, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

I heard he is the next Pele!

Posted by: jgildea | February 27, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

So what does this say about our existing forward corps, Goff? Or am I reading way too much into this thing as it could just be a move for (quality) depth?

Either way "young" and "Brazilian" in MLS is a rare combination of words, a combination that sings sweet, sweeet music to my ears.

Posted by: Kosh | February 27, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Steve,
Are you heading up to Chester for the Philadelphia announcement?

Ever wonder why Brazilian players shorten their name to one word? Cesar Augusto Herrmegildo must have been heck to type or write in the age before cutting and pasting.

Posted by: Kim | February 27, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

I heard he is the next Pele!

Posted by: jgildea | February 27, 2008 05:06 PM
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What, we're bringing back Freddy Adu?

I kid. I kid. :)

Posted by: Kosh | February 27, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Goff has said he will be at RFK.

Posted by: RK | February 27, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Goff has said he will be at RFK.

Posted by: RK | February 27, 2008 05:12 PM

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Yeah! Don't bother Goff or RK will beat you up!

Posted by: jgildea | February 27, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

But wait... Then DCU is putting him under developmental roster and ruined his abilities??

Posted by: td | February 27, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: apqjr | February 27, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Ever wonder why Brazilian players shorten their name to one word? Cesar Augusto Herrmegildo must have been heck to type...

Posted by: Kim | February 27, 2008 05:07 PM
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From the Brazil name generator:
http://www.minimalsworld.net/BrazilName/brazilian.shtml

Cesar-Augusto Herrmegildo = Cesar Agusta
Cesar Herrmegildo = Herrmegildinhosa
Augusto Herrmegildo = Agustinho
Cesar Augusto = Augustaldo

I'm partial to Augustinho. Herrmegildinhosa sounds like its German for "Mr. Golden Pants."

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | February 27, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Love that website -- "infantile players". Must restrain self.

Posted by: griffin1108 | February 27, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

wow, you mean one of these partnership thingys we have with other teams might, like, actually produce something for us. *Shocked*

Posted by: Tweaked | February 27, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

That football manager site has him listed as just "César". El Emperador?

Posted by: Skyler | February 27, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

All hail Stevildo!

Posted by: La Cabra | February 27, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Who doesn't want to have a nickname that means Mr. Golden Pants in German?

Posted by: bluemeanies | February 27, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

If the stuff on the link apqjr posted is true, he could be something special. They've got it spelled Hemenegildo, but everything else (club, age) fits. If he's decent, and comes over on a developmental contract, this could be a great move. If he's no good, well, no harm done.

It's nice to see MLS clubs actually benefiting from these cooperation agreements. I recall us having one with Bayer Leverkusen after that ill-tempered friendly where Dimitar Berbatov scored a hat trick and Etch had, I believe, 2 goals and was sent off. Maybe Bayer sent us a big tub full of aspirin, but I didn't see or hear of any tangible benefits out of that deal.

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | February 27, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

20 days to the first home match!

Posted by: Curious | February 27, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

so DC resumes training tomorrow on the fields outside RFK? Is that part actually confirmed? I would love to check this guy out at practice if that's the case, and he is expected to be there.

Posted by: queensman | February 27, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

The Brazilian Name Generator was featured in Columbus Dispatch's print edition, too. Gotta love it...

Steven Goff = "Stevildo"

Posted by: SportzNut21 | February 27, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Says hes an offensive midfielder..."
Works very well with both legs, excellent on long balls, precision on short passes, very good free kicks taker and a great future talent."

sounds good to me

Posted by: Anonymous | February 27, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

@Posted by: Kosh | February 27, 2008 05:07 PM

it's actually not THAT rare to have young Brasilians in the league. It is rare to have young EXCEPTIONALLY TALENTED Brasilians in the league though.

You get a lot of guys like Thiago (the one who played for Chicago) who are capable but streaky all the time.

That being said, pretty much all of them come in with better game awareness and touch than the kids who spent 5 years wasting their time in college.

Posted by: papa bear | February 27, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

"All I had to see was '21-year-old Brazilian' and I'm sold."

I'd prefer the word "wax" to be in the mix too.
;)

Posted by: David | February 27, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Ha I love the Name generator. But from what i see on his rèsume it seems that he has a top scorer and many championships under his belt and not to mention a young Brazilian and good. I see someone great who could possibly learn something great under Gallardo since he is in his 30's and has the pro experience and could possibly mold him to a excellent world class player.

Posted by: Pfistosa : ) | February 27, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

I think he will be another "Guido"

Posted by: pessimist | February 27, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Goff,

Any word on David Blumer (21 year old forward from Grasshopper Zurich), who is also supposedly set to trial with us?

Posted by: Jason | February 27, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

talk about promoting-- Galaxy sure has promoted well around the globe. Here is latest from Korea re Beckham.
http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200802/200802280016.html

Posted by: td | February 27, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

"talk about promoting-- Galaxy sure has promoted well around the globe. Here is latest from Korea re Beckham.
http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200802/200802280016.html"

Kinda makes you wonder if the Galaxy knows anything about a spike in the salary cap withing the next few years. If so they will should be sitting on a but load of cash.

Posted by: lightbulb | February 27, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Is this him?
http://www.footballbusiness.com.br/index_en.php?ID=atletas&ID2=cesar

Posted by: apqjr | February 27, 2008 05:23 PM

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That should be the guy. According to that page he was loaned to CRB or Clube de Regatas Brazil in Alagoas state last year. They finished mid-table in Serie B last year.

http://www.zerozero.pt/uk/equipa.php?id=3213&epoca_id=136

This site seems to list him as Cezar and as an Avancado (or forward). Couldn't find any stats for him but if he lead Atletico Mineiro's u20 team in scoring 2 seasons ago (before being loaned) he'd probably be considered a pretty good prospect.

Posted by: garbaggio | February 27, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Here's his not-too-informative Wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A9sar_Augusto_Hermenegildo

Posted by: garbaggio | February 27, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Says hes an offensive midfielder..."
Works very well with both legs, excellent on long balls, precision on short passes, very good free kicks taker and a great future talent."

sounds good to me

Posted by: | February 27, 2008 08:28 PM

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It's worth noting this info is from an agent's website. Presumably they would put the players they represent in the best light possible.

http://www.footballbusiness.com.br/index_en.php?ID=home

Posted by: garbaggio | February 27, 2008 11:14 PM | Report abuse

Staying in touch with trials. I heard theres a Camaroon player on trial with DC and has been there for a while. Any truth to that Goff.

Posted by: The Jim | February 27, 2008 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Tomorrow's "Chester" day. Sounds like a good place for a road trip. I don't know if Philly fans will show for games, but United's fans will fill the stands when DC is there.

Posted by: Fisch Fry | February 28, 2008 12:46 AM | Report abuse

@Posted by: David | February 27, 2008 08:54 PM

Nice attempt to be funny, but sorry, that was a groan moment...

Posted by: Catherine-Lucia | February 28, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

My brother trained with Atletico Meneiro about three years ago. This is what you had to say about Cesar, "Yeah, I played with him. I kinda remember him being really full of himself too. He was physically really strong. That's weird seeing him again. He wasn't the best player they had, I would say he was in the middle."

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