FC Dallas has released Argentine midfielder Marcos Charras. The 23-year old former Argentina-youth international joined FCD on April 29 and played in four Reserve Division games, tallying one goal in 255 minutes of action.
Charras was short on fitness when he first signed with FCD and was injured shortly afterward. While the Argentine did regain his health and improved his fitness a great deal, he never showed he could provide more than Arturo Alvarez or Ramon Núñez on the left side. The full roster spot Charras was occupying is too valuable to be held by a player not contributing to the first team and as a consequence, he was given his walking papers.
Prior to coming to Dallas, Charras spent time with clubs in Argentina and Bulgaria. He rose to prominence as a member of Argentina’s U-20 South American Championship-winning side in 2003. Prior to that tournament, Charras was signed by CSKA Sofia of the Bulgarian First Division, joining the club in August 2002. He spent the next two-and-a-half years in Bulgaria before being loaned to Velez Sarsfield of the Argentine First Division for their Clausura winning campaign. Following his time with Velez Sarsfield, Charras moved on to Quilmes, where he made his Argentine First Division debut against Racing on November 20, 2005.
No replacement has been signed by FCD at this time.