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Fort Lauderdale Strikers close to signing Uruguay World Cup hero, according to reports

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The Fort Lauderdale Strikers still have one international roster spot open, but according to reports in South Florida, they could be close to filling it with a recognizable name. The latest rumor has Sebastian "Loco" Abreu close to a deal which would see him join the Strikers for the remainder of the season, adding to an already impressive attacking unit.

Loco is 38 years old now, but still seems to have his goal scoring touch, and would be an awfully fun player to watch on a weekly basis. He and Leo Moura would be as interesting a duo as you'd find in the NASL, and could be really fun once the NASL clubs get underway with the US Open Cup.

Abreu sits fifth on the Uruguayan national team all-time scoring list, though he's probably most famous for one brilliant moment during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Loco took the decisive penalty which sent Uruguay to the semifinals, and scored it with style.