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Emilio not looking to prove himself at DC United

Luciano Emilio does not believe he has to again prove himself after being re-signed by DC United. The 31-year old Brazilian striker has been recalled on a short-term deal by DCU but feels he doesn't have to do anything different to show the club what he is capable of.

He also indicated that there was interest from a club in Mexico who he may join when his deal with DCU ends in July.

"I don't think I have to prove something because the people know me," he told the Washington Post's Soccer Insider. "I work because I love to play soccer, because I want to help D.C. United but if I don't play, I can't have another opportunity to play in Mexico.

"It's my dream to play in Mexico in the first division. If I stay home [in Brazil], it is difficult to negotiate something like this, but if I stay active, it is good for me to get the contract that I want. If [United] still wants to keep me after July, it's a good [situation] too.

"I don't want to say the name [of the Mexican club] right now, but I have the offer. I don't want to say anything about the situation because I have to concentrate on D.C. United. If after July, if D.C. takes the option, it is good and I am going to be here and happy. If D.C. doesn't take the option, I have my option to go somewhere else. It's a good agreement between us."

Andrew Slevison
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