Born in Brazil, Saragosa began his career at the age of 13 with Sao Paulo’s youth team. In 2004 at the age of 22 he began a career in the MLS that lasted more than a decade as a player. Playing for the LA Galaxy, FC Dallas, Chivas USA, and D.C United Marcelo has 2 Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup, 1 MLS Cup to his credit in 150+ appearances. He finished his playing career out in Tampa Bay and the Rowdies in 2015 before moving to Austin, Texas as the director of soccer operations for Austin Boldin FC. Marcelo now works in the Orlando City SC offices and remains a good friend to Marco Meccia and John Troutt. He was instrumental in closing the deal with Orlando City to bring the brand to Celebration before moving on to a roll with the Orlando City Soccer Club.