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Sounders land Emanuel Cecchini, Luis Silva before transfer deadline

In this Oct. 15, 2017 photo, Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Silva (20) and Colorado Rapids defender Axel Sjoberg (44) duel in the second half of an MLS soccer match in Commerce City, Colo. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press)
In this Oct. 15, 2017 photo, Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Silva (20) and Colorado Rapids defender Axel Sjoberg (44) duel in the second half of an MLS soccer match in Commerce City, Colo. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press)
Associated Press

SEATTLE – The Seattle Sounders have acquired midfielder Emanuel Cecchini on loan from Spanish side Malaga and signed forward/midfielder Luis Silva ahead of the summer transfer window.

Cecchini’s loan from Malaga will cover the rest of this season and all of the 2020 season.

Cecchini, 22, has been under Malaga’s control since 2017 but he spent most of his time on loan. Cecchini first went on loan with Club Leon in Liga MX then went back to his hometown club of Banfield in Argentina.

Silva, 30, returns to MLS after spending this season with FC Honka in the first division in Finland. Silva had three goals in 13 appearances.

Silva has spent eight seasons in MLS with Real Salt Lake, D.C. United and Toronto. Silva has 32 goals and 16 assists in 158 career MLS regular season games.

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