Chivas USA sign Spanish midfielder Dani Fragoso

Fragoso getting stuck in this preseason. - Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

The Goats add another foreign player, and another holding midfielder.

Chivas USA officially revealed another of their numbered trialists Monday, announcing the signing of Spanish midfielder Daniel Fragoso. The 31-year-old has spent his entire career prior to this move in his native country, playing for a number of second and third division sides. Though terms were not disclosed, per usual team and league policy, indications are that Fragoso joined on a free transfer.

A product of Espanyol and Real Madrid youth systems, and a Spanish youth international at the U-16 and U-18 levels, Fragoso has spent his entire senior career in the lower leagues in Spain. After making his debut for Espanyol's B side, he featured for Alcorcón and Extremadura before joining Barcelona's B team. He then went to Ciudad Murcia, Granada 74, Cadiz, Albacete, Melilla, Atletico Baleares, and most recently, L'Hospitalet.

As anybody who watches MLS regularly knows by now, foreign signings, like all signings, can be a crapshoot. Players who have played at the highest level can flop, and guys who have no international standing can be valuable contributors (and vice versa). Though Fragoso doesn't have La Liga experience, here's hoping he can adapt to MLS quickly.

It appears defensive midfield will be a three-man platoon of Oswaldo Minda, newly signed Argentine Agustin Pelletieri, and Fragoso. As all three players are in their 30s, perhaps CUSA coach Wilmer Cabrera will be looking to rotate the players as the season goes along.

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