Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Andrew Sousa Signs with Operario

Former Rev Andrew Sousa has signed on with Portuguese third division side Operario. You can check out the team page at zerozero.pt. Sousa never got a chance with the first team here which is a shame. A talented offensive player who was from the area (he's from Fall River, MA) who grew up watching the Revs, and from what I hear some other team that I prefer not talk about. For whatever reason he never got a chance last year, which is a bit of a mystery as we had a pretty big problem scoring goals.

He spent this past summer playing for the Boston Victory in the PDL. Operario is probably a pretty good place for him. They are located in the town of Lagoa, just outside the main city of Ponta Delgada on the island of Sao Miguel. He's from Fall River, so there is a good chance his family is from Sao Miguel. Operario is a small club, even by third division standards, but has done very well the past few years consistently finishing in the top half of the table. The team is playing in the Central zone (the third division is split up into three zones.) and Operario should have a solid squad. This might be a bit too optimistic but I expect them to be in the hunt for promotion to the second division. Hopefully he can use this opportunity to move up to the second or first division, a move like that is not uncommon. Sao Miguel has a team that is a regular in the second division, Santa Clara, which has signed many players from Operario in the past.

Operario begins the season this weekend when they play in the first round of the Taca de Portugal at home against Vila Real and they begin the regular season on September 2 away at Tocha.

-Andrew

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