New England Revolution Signs Former Manchester City And Lazio Midfielder Ousmane Dabo

The Revolution have brought in a midfielder with extensive European experience.
The New England Revolution announced Friday that they have signed French midfielder Ousmane Dabo on a free transfer.

Dabo, a 34-year-old defensive midfielder, is a veteran campaigner who started his career at Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais and has enjoyed a storied career including stops at Inter, Parma, Monaco, Lazio and Manchester City.

"We’re pleased to bring Ousmane to the Revolution," club Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said in a release. "He has extensive experience at the highest levels in Europe and we’re looking for him to bring that quality to the Revolution."

Dabo earned three caps for the French national team in 2003 and won the Coppa Italia with Lazio in 2004 and 2009, scoring the winning penalty in the 2009 final. Additionally, Dabo was infamously knocked out in a training ground scuffle with Joey Barton at Manchester City.

The Frenchman will occupy one of the Revolution's eight international roster spots pending approval of his U.S. P-1 Visa.

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