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Silverbacks get Colombian defender

Photo by Michael Buckelew

Photo by Michael Buckelew

The Atlanta Silverbacks on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Colombian defender Cristian Quinones on a season-long loan from the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

Quinones, 20, a 6-foot-3 center back, most recently played for Independiente Sante Fe in the Colombian first division. He previously repesented his country at the U-15 and U-17 levels.

Quinones won't be available for Saturday's match against Carolina, but he will be for the July 4 game against Puerto Rico.