Brazil­ian de­fender El­ton joins Blast

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The Blast signed Brazil­ian na­tive El­ton Lexan­dro de Oliveira San­tos on Thurs­day to bol­ster its de­fense. A 31-year-old who has played pro­fes­sional out­door soc­cer, El­ton has spent the past two years in Ro­ma­nia, play­ing for Liga I’s CS Gaz Me­tan Me­dias. “El­ton is a qual­ity player with the tech­ni­cal abil­ity to come in and have an im­me­di­ate im­pact on our team and help us win games,” Blast coach Danny Kelly said in a news re­lease. The Blast also an­nounced that it will hold open try­outs Oct. 8-9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the South­east Re­gional Re­cre­ation Cen­ter on North Point Boule­vard. For more in­for­ma­tion and an ap­pli­ca­tion, please go to bal­ti­more­blast.com. The team will open its 2016-17 Ma­jor Arena Soc­cer League sea­son Nov. 5, when it trav­els to Harrisburg to take on the Heat. The home opener will be Nov. 11 against the Mil­wau­kee Wave.

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