May 16, 2013
FORCE COMING TOGETHER
Team begins forming roster
The New England Force are beginning to piece together their roster in preparation for an exhibition schedule the club will play this summer.
The team signed Leandro (full name Leandro de Almeida Borges), a 28-year old Brazilian midfielder who came through the Bahia Soccer club and most recently played for Charleroi in Belgium.
The Force also signed Herndon, Virginia native and former DC United Reserve Forward Irvin Herrera to a one year contract. Herrera was a member and starting forward for DC United's Reserve Team in 2012 and he was also a member of El Salvador's U-21 National Team. In his initial appearances with the Force Herrera scored twice in a win over USL power the Harrisburg City Islanders and he added another for the Force in its match with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds also of the USL.