BRIAN SCIARETTA - Friday, September 9, 2011
It was announced this week that midfielder Danny Barrera will be joining Serbian Super Liga club FK Spartak Zlatibor Voda on a transfer from the Ventura County Fusion of the PDL.

Barrera, 21, was a former midfielder for UCSB and has also previously played for the US Under-18 national team.

The Thousand Oaks, California native recently traveled to Serbia to trial with Spartak and the club came away impressed.

Barrera's agent Graham Smith confirmed the deal to YA on Thursday.

"Danny Barrera will join Spartak on a transfer from the Ventura County Fusion," Smith told YA. "The transfer fee will be determined at a later date if Danny can reach certain performance [clauses] that are in his contract."

"The deal is for the remainder of the season," Smith continued. "It's a great opportunity for him."

The deal was reached before the transfer window but all of the paperwork yet to be processed. As a result, Barrera will be unable to play this weekend in the club's away game at Novi Pazar but Smith is optimistic that he will be able to play for Spartak's home game against Sevojno on September 17.

The Serbian Super Liga season is only three games into their season and Spartak have one win and two draws for a total of five points.

In the 2010/11 season, the club finished in fifth place in the 16 team league.
dan schl....
Monday September 12, 2011 12:52 pm
This is a player to watch. Even Eric Wynalda identified him as having future USMT-skill. He'll have a chance to refine his technique in the Serbian league, and also have a chance to play against more physical DMs. This is a player who will either be starting for an MLS side or a semi-decent European side (of the caliber of Fulham, Rangers, or Hannover) within the next few years.

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