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By ESPN Staff

Wizards sign Argentine midfielder Hirsig

The Kansas City Wizards announced that the club has agreed to terms with Argentine midfielder Santiago Hirsig. Most recently of San Lorenzo, Hirsig is an eight-year veteran of the Argentine first division. Per club and League policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

"We have come across a talented and gifted player through our expanding international scouting network and contacts," Wizards technical director Peter Vermes said. "Finalizing the contractual negotiations with Santiago Hirsig gives another solid contributor to the Kansas City Wizards who can play in the center or out wide in the midfield."

"I am very excited to join the Kansas City Wizards," Hirsig said. "I have followed MLS a lot in the past year, and I cannot wait to be part of the team and hopefully help the Wizards win MLS Cup in 2009."

Hirsig, 31, started his professional career in 1999 with Atlanta of the Argentinean second division. Since then he has played for Platense, Huracan and Arsenal de Sarandi, before joining San Lorenzo in 2006.

Hirsig becomes the second Argentine player on Kansas City's roster, joining former Argentina international Claudio Lopez.


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