Columbus signs Glauber

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Updated: January 22, 2013

The Columbus Crew announced Tuesday that
defender Glauber Leandro Honorato Berti is set to join the club as a Discovery
Signing.

Glauber, 29, brings a wealth of experience to MLS. The Brazilian defender
joins the Crew from Rapid Bucharest of the Romanian First Division, where he
made 46 appearances and scored one goal across all competitions. He has
enjoyed stints across Europe and South America with English giants Manchester
City, German club Nurnberg and Brazilian sides Palmeiras and Atletico Mineiro.

“Glauber is a world-class international defender who we feel will be a great
compliment to Chad Marshall, anchoring our central defense,” said Crew
President and General Manager Mark McCullers. “This was a key priority to
improve our team in the offseason and we are excited for him to join the
club.”

Glauber will be added to the club’s roster pending receipt of his
International Transfer Visa (ITC) and P-1 Visa. Per league and club policy,
terms of the deal were not disclosed.