Former Brazil international Adriano has signed for Miami United FC in the National Premier Soccer League as he seeks a stint in Major League Soccer. Former Parma, Inter Milan and Roma striker Adriano, 33, has been without a club since he was released by Brazilian side Atletico Paranaense in April 2014.
Adriano’s former Brazil team mate Ronaldo is co-owner of Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the second division North American Soccer League (NASL) and they have numerous Brazilian players.
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Former Brazil and Inter Milan striker Adriano has signed for fourth-tier regional league American club Miami United, the team said in a statement.
The 33-year-old’s last competitive appearance was for Brazilian club Atletico Paranaense in 2014 and his career nose-dived after a successful time at Inter where he scored 47 goals in 115 appearances. Adriano has been plagued by off-field problems throughout his career and after leaving Inter he had a brief successful spell with Flamengo before an ill-fated move to AS Roma.
After having a four-year contract with Roma cancelled after just seven months in 2011, Adriano struggled to resurrect his career in Brazil.
Miami United are one of several lower league clubs in South Florida.