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LAFC acquires Brazilian Danilo Silva on five-month loan from Internacional

Danilo Silva, formerly of Dynamo Kiev, has joined LAFC on loan from Brazilian club Internacional.
Danilo Silva, formerly of Dynamo Kiev, has joined LAFC on loan from Brazilian club Internacional.

LOS ANGELES -- LAFC has acquired Brazilian defender Danilo Silva on a five-month loan from Internacional.

LAFC acquired the MLS rights to the 31-year-old Silva on Friday by sending a fourth-round pick in next year's draft to the New York Red Bulls.

Earlier in the day, LAFC picked up an additional international roster slot from Toronto FC in exchange for $50,000 in General Allocation Money.

Silva made five MLS appearances in 2005 with MetroStars under current LAFC coach Bob Bradley before moving back to Brazil. He spent seven seasons with Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine before returning to Internacional last year.

Silva appeared in Champions League matches and won two Ukrainian League titles with Kiev.

His arrival will bolster the back line of LAFC, which has climbed into second in the Western Conference standings in its impressive debut season.

LAFC lost Mark-Anthony Kaye for the season with a broken ankle last week, with the midfielder expected to miss four to six months after undergoing surgery.

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