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Scorpions add Restrepo

Walter Restrepo celebrates
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The San Antonio Scorpions have looked to try and cover for the loss of Hans Denissen as they announced the signing of Walter Restrepo from Fort Lauderdale.

Restrepo had a phenomenal season in 2012, but his 2013 was less stellar as he recovered from a knee injury and only scored two goals after recovering from surgery at the end of the 2012 season.

Restrepo played long enough, 1,188 minutes but could only manage two goals, playing a little less than in 2012, playing more minutes (1,793) as he missed the early stages of 2013 and took time to recover.

In 2012 Restrepo lead the league in assists managing eight assists and six goals, leading the league in assists and getting a spot in the NASL Best XI.

"Walter is a technically gifted player that we hold in high regard who brings attacking flair and quality on the ball," said Alen Marcina in a press release. "He has demonstrated the ability to be a dominating player in the NASL and he is focused on winning and earning an opportunity to play at higher levels. He is a player with a wide array of attacking weapons and is a game-changer and a terrific acquisition for our club."

Restrepo played in the country of his ancestry to start his professional career playing for three clubs in the Colombian leagues before signing for the Strikers in the 2011 season.

Since joining the Strikers Restrepo has been a star in the NASL but is coming off a tough 2013 season, the Scorpions will be hoping the worst is behind him.

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