Jan 25, 2013

United sign 20 year-old Indonesian midfielder, Syamsir Alam

Attacking 20 year-old will join the Black-and-Red from C.S. Visé of Belgium

Washington, D.C. (January 25, 2013) – D.C. United today announced that the club has signed 20 year-old Syamsir Alam on loan from Belgium side C.S. Visé. Alam hails from Jakarta, Indonesia where he has represented his country on several occasions from the U-11 level all the way up to the U-23 level. Before joining C.S. Vise, Alam played for Club Atlético Peñarol of the Uruguayan Primera División as well as spending time with Dutch sides SC Heerenveen and Vitesse Arnhem, both of the Dutch Eredivisie. Alam will be available for selection pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and visa.

Syamsir is a young, attacking midfielder with good technical ability, and we look forward to having him on loan with us,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper.

Alam, who is a native of Jakarta, Indonesia, shares the same hometown as one of D.C. United’s new owners, Erick Thohir.

Name:                          Syamsir Alam
Height:                         5-8
Weight:                        148
Position:                       Midfielder/forward
Birthdate:                     July 6, 1992
Age:                             20
Birthplace:                   Jakarta, Indonesia
Previous Club:             C.S. Visé of Belgium
Acquired:                     Acquired on loan from C.S. Visé on January 25. 2013