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Former Sporting KC striker Omar Bravo signs with Atlas

Dec 20, 2012 3:01:00 PMTransfer Zone
The former MLS DP will join his fourth team in Mexico. Bravo starred for crosstown rival Chivas for the better part of the last decade.Omar Bravo has joined Guadalajara side Atlas, following a spell with Cruz Azul. The 31-year-old striker joins his fourth team in Mexico and second since returning to the Liga MX after his run as a Designated Player for Sporting Kansas City.

The former national team forward has raised eyebrows with his latest move, as Bravo starred for Chivas from 2001 to 2008 and later in 2010 before emigrating to Major League Soccer. In Mexico, Bravo has also played for Tigres.

With 116 goals under his belt in the Mexican league, Bravo will attempt to bring an established offensive presence to a team that scored just 23 goals in 34 league games in 2012.

Despite the lofty numbers, Bravo has not scored more than six goals in a calendar year in Mexico since returning from his Spanish venture with Deportivo La Coruña. With Cruz Azul, over the last two seasons, Bravo scored six times in 36 matches.

With the Mexican national team, the Sinaloa-born striker has notched 15 goals in 62 matches, with a brace against Iran in the 2006 World Cup still ranking as one of his top moments with El Tri.

As a member of the 2004 Olympic squad, Bravo scored two goals for the squad as one of the three overage players selected to join the under 23's.

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