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Former Red Bull Armando Lozano joins Elche for 2015-16 season

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Armando has found a new club.

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Armando Lozano will play professional soccer again.

Since parting from the New York Red Bulls, the 30-year-old defender has appeared to devote his time to an impressive and multi-faceted social media game. But there hasn't been much sign of him returning to the career which brought him to our attention. Until now: Armando has signed with Spanish second division outfit Elche.

The signing is good news for Elche, a club that flirted with extinction this off-season and has only recently been cleared to continue to function as a professional outfit.

Sid Lowe provides an excellent summary of Elche's issues for ESPN FC, which includes the news that the club is limited to just 18 pros in the first team squad, and salaries for new signings are restricted to around $75,000 per year.

So Armando is joining team in crisis, but also celebrating the fact that it is able to carry on at all.

Best of luck with the season ahead, Armando. Once A Metro salutes your tireless social media efforts and wishes you great success on the field.