The Kansas City Wizards announced the signing of Senegalese midfielder trialist Birahim Diop on Wednesday. The 31 year old holding midfielder previously played in MLS with the New York Red Bulls(then Metrostars) under current Wizards assistant coach Octavio Zambrano. After New York Diop moved to Deportivo Pereira(Columbia), then followed Zambrano to Moldovan side FC Tilgul-Tiras Tiraspol.
Dio had been on trial with the club since the beginning of preseason.
“Birahim is a guy who brings a physical presence to the field,” Wizards Manager Peter Vermes said. “He also has a great attitude, and I think he’ll make a positive impact for us in 2010.”