D.C. United announced Thursday that it has re-signed forward Luciano Emilio. The 31-year-old Brazilian striker returns to MLS following a short stint with Brazil's Rio Branco de Americana.

During his previous stint with D.C. from 2007 to 2009 when he scored 41 goals, Emilio captured the MLS MVP Award and newcomer of the year honors. Emilio has agreed to a three-month term with United that includes an option at the end of July to extend his stay.

"We welcome Luciano back to D.C. United," said D.C. United general manager Dave Kasper in a press release. "Over the past several months, we've been in constant communication with Luciano regarding his playing future and have reached an agreement that provides United a proven MLS goal-scorer at terms that take into consideration both parties' plans for the future."

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.