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Roger departs

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A quick update:  Brazilian defender Roger has departed the team and returned to his native Brazil.

Said United General Manager Dave Kasper:  “Roger has decided that it is in his best interest to return to Brazil.  Thus, we will not conclude his signing.  During his time with us, he was a consummate professional and we wish him the best in the future.”

Roger (full name: Roger Machado Marques) joined United on trial prior to the team’s departure for Bradenton, FL last week.  The 33-year old defender previously played for Gremio (Brazil), Vissel Kobe (Japan) and Fluminense (Brazil).