D.C. United signs Mawate Ange N’Silu

Washington, D.C. (February 24, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the club has signed forward Mawate Ange N’Silu. The 23-year-old joins United after a nearly three-week trial. He last played for FC Le Mont, a Swiss team based out of Lausanne. N’Silu will be officially added to the roster upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa.

“Ange showed very well during our pre-season training and he is deserving of place on our roster,” said United General Manager Dave Kasper. “He is technically sound with good athletic qualities, and will provide solid depth for us on our front line”

Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and raised in Paris, France, N’Silu signed with Le Havre AC of French Ligue 1 at 15 years old, and spent time with the club’s Academy and reserve squad, but did not see the field with the first team. In 2008, N’Silu signed with FC Le Mont of Lausanne, Switzerland and in played in 31 games (all competitions), scoring 25 goals.

Placer vitals:
Name: Mawate Ange N’Silu
Pronounciation: MA-wa-tay onj EN-see-loo
Position: Forward
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
Jersey: 9
Date of Birth: February 17, 1986
Age: 23
Place of Birth: Kinshsa, Congo
Hometown: Paris, France
Citizenship: DR Congo
Last Club: FC Le Mont (Switzerland)
Acquired: Signed on February 24, 2009
Status: International

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