The Soul announced Friday that the team has re-signed All-Arena center Brennen Carvalho to a one-year deal.
Carvalho earned first team All-Arena honors in 2013 after he anchored an offensive line that allowed a mere seven sacks during the regular season. Since Carvalho joined the Soul in 2012, the team has allowed a total of 12 sacks.
The two-time All-Arena selection was also was apart of an offensive line that opened holes for the Arena Football League's all-time leading rusher in Derrick Ross.
"Brennen is the best center in the league," Soul head coach Clint Dolezel said in a team press release. "Without a doubt, this is one of our biggest offseason signings. He is a perennial All-Arena caliber lineman who will be a key piece to our overall success on offense."
The Soul also announced it had acquired defensive lineman Pernell Phillips via a trade with the expansion Portland Thunder, who received defensive back Dion Turner in return.
Phillips spent the last two seasons with the Tampa Bay Storm where he recorded 41.5 tackles, 12 sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
"Phillips brings strength and power to our squad as we continue to add depth to our overall roster," Dolezel said.
AFL China game to air on Comcast Network
AFL China's arena football all-star game that took place in November will be televised in the United States Monday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m. on the Comcast Network.
The program, titled "Climbing the Wall," will be hosted by Lou Tilley and will show the game itself along with analysis from the likes of Brian Baldinger, Ricky Watters, Randy Miller, Soul general manager Tom Goodhines and Cortney Baily.