We first reported here at Crewture that Chilean defender Sebastian Miranda was confirmed and signed by the Crew according to the Chilean press. Our source was, Toto Futbol Chile with the following story, Union ran out Captain:
The defender Sebastian Miranda, even though José Luis Sierra wanted at all costs by 2011, he received an offer from the Columbus Crew of the United States that he could not refuse.
SANTIAGO .- Although José Luis Sierra requested priority, Sebastian Miranda decided to set his bags and travel to the U.S. to sign with the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer (MLS).
The 30-year-old ended contract with Spanish Union and leave the club primarily for economic reasons, while not ruling out return to Hispanics.
Radio Speaking to DNA, Miranda said he was "very grateful to the Union, have made a great effort for me to stay. In that sense, I have only words of thanks to Mr. George (Segovia) and especially to the Coto (Sierra), he has been very supportive in this. It has therefore not been an easy decision. "
The defender, who also has steps on Catholic University and Red Bull Salzburg in Austria, provides an important challenge in his new team, and will play Champions League CONCACAF 2010-2011.
This confirmation beat out the rumors by MLS-Rumors and
Crew Xtra who wrote a blurb about the signing after Christmas, when the Crew finally confirmed the signing of Sebastian Miranda.