BRIAN SCIARETTA - Monday, January 23, 2012
Former US U-20 goalkeeper Samir Badr signed a professional contract with Haras El Hodood who are the current leaders in the Egyptian Premier League.

The deal was confirmed by Badr's agent on Monday morning.

"Samir Badr has signed a professional contract with Haras El Hodood," Badr's agent Justin Stone of Stone Sports Mangement told YA. "The deal is for three and a half years and it is pending ITC paperwork. It is possible that if he is registered in time he could play in the club's next league match as one of the goalkeepers is injured and the other received a red card in the last match."

Badr has spent time with US youth national teams in the past and was a member of the US U-20 team that won the 2010 Milk Cup in Northern Ireland.

Haras El Hodood currently sit in first place with 34 points through 13 games. They are one point ahead of second place Al Ahly.

In addition, Badr was previously within the youth setup at Portuguese club FC Porto.
Haras El Hodood's visit 12th place Al lttihad this Friday in their next Premier League game.