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Javier Morales signs with FC Dallas after 10 years at Real Salt Lake

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Javier Morales has moved to FC Dallas after playing for 10 years at Real Salt Lake.

Former Real Salt Lake star Javier Morales found a new home by signing with FC Dallas on Tuesday.

Morales, 36, was a free agent after spending a decade with RSL. Dallas did not announce terms of the deal.

"We're excited to bring Javier Morales to Dallas," club president Dan Hunt said in a video. "He is a player that when we looked at the possible free agents, Javier was at the top of our list of players to bring to the FC Dallas family here.

"He's a guy who has tortured us over the years, had a lot of success, had a lot of success in the league if you look at him. He's been a consistent over-2,000-minute player a year."

The Argentine midfielder scored 49 league goals during his time in Utah and was named to the MLS All-Star team three times.

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In November, Morales said he had not planned on leaving RSL, but he was surprised when the club decided not to pick up his option for 2017. He now joins a Western Conference rival.

FC Dallas' season begins with the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals against Arabe Unido on Feb. 23.

"Javier brings great leadership, so we're excited for him to be a new member of FC Dallas, and we think he'll really help us out in CONCACAF Champions League," Hunt said.


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