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Herrera Returns To Eagles
Colombian veteran back for seventh season in Charlotte

Charlotte Eagles News Release -- www.charlotteeagles.com

Friday, April 26, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A friendly face for Charlotte Eagles fans returns to the team as Colombian midfielder Jorge Herrera has been added to the roster following his US Soccer approval. Herrera, 32, is returning for his seventh season in Charlotte after playing the last several months with Atlético Huila in the top division of soccer in Colombia.

In Herrera's seven seasons with the Eagles he has played in 102 matches and recorded 31 goals and 28 assists in that span. In 2011 Herrera was second in USL PRO in assists with seven.

Herrera was a finalist for the 2008 USL Second Division's Most Valuable Player award, finishing behind teammate Dustin Swinehart. Herrera was a First Team selection in the USL Second Division in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and a First Team selection on the All-USL PRO Team in 2011.

"Jorge is real professional in everything he does," Eagles General Manager Tom Engstrom said. "We are very happy to have him back. As his stats demonstrate he always gets his share of points. His experience and ability will be a great asset for this 2013 team"

Jorge is expected to be in the starting lineup on Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Queens Sports Complex as the Eagles take on the Pittsburgh Riverhounds! Tickets are available for tonight's game, which will also be streamed live on USLNation.com.

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