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Revolution sign French center back Samba Camara

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Samba Camara comes from Le Havre.

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The New England Revolution’s active off-season continues as the team has signed 27-year-old center back Samba Camara. Camara is transferring from Le Havre (French Ligue 2) and will officially be added to the roster upon receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).

Camara has amassed 140 appearances (136 starts) during his eight-year playing career in France’s second, third, fourth divisions. Camara featured for AM Neiges Le Havre (2012-13), before joining Le Havre AC ahead of the 2013-14 campaign.

“We are pleased to add Samba Camara to our roster. He’s an athletic left-footed defender who fills a void that we’ve had in our back line,” said Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena. “He will add quality and depth to our center-back positions and we look forward to welcoming him to New England.”

Camara, who was signed using Targeted Allocation Money, will join Antonio Delamea, Andrew Farrell, and Michael Mancienne as center back options. Arena noting that Camara is left-footed seems to imply that he’ll be directly competing with Delamea, who occupied the left center back spot last year.