AFC Cleveland today announced the return of midfielder Adam Ferguson and the signing of 14 new players for the 2016 NPSL season. These additions round out the roster as the team finishes preparations for its first match of the year. Below is the list of the signings:
Kareem Banton, Forward, Cleveland State Vikings, from Kingston, Jamaica
Ryder Bell, Forward, William & Mary, from Westlake, OH
Antonio Burgoa, Defender, Cleveland State Vikings, from Strongsville, OH
Trevor Colazzo, Forward, Vermont Catamounts, from Hudson, OH
Jackson Crawford, Midfielder, Akron Zips, from Massilon, OH
Chris Cvecko, Midfielder, Case Western, from Erie, PA
Aleksandar Drobac, Goalkeeper, Cleveland State Vikings, from Ruma, Serbia
Sky Harter, Midfielder, Akron Zips, from Copley. OH
David Jordan, Defender, Akron Zips, from Mentor, OH
Ryan Lund, Defender, Mercy Hurst, from South Euclid, OH
James Milli, Defender, Cleveland State Vikings, from North Royalton, OH
Jeremy Pollard, Goalkeeper, Akron Zips, from Westmead, Australia
Tyler Sanda, Midfielder, Akron Zips, from North Royalton, OH
Cory Shimensky, Defender, Marshall University, from Kent, OH
The new players come from some of the top college soccer programs around the area including the Akron Zips and the Cleveland State Vikings, but there are also some players who ply their trade out of state. With the addition of these players, AFC Cleveland’s active roster now stands at 28.
GOALKEEPERS <b>(4)</b>: Aleksandar Drobac, Anthony Flowers, Alex Ivanov, Jeremy Pollard
DEFENDERS <b>(7)</b>: Antonio Burgoa, David Jordan, Coletun Long, Ryan Lund, Declan McGivern, James Milli, Cory Shimensky.
MIDFIELDERS <b>(12)</b>: Tom Beck, , Jackson Crawford, Chris Cvecko, Mike Derezic, Adam Ferguson, Sky Harter, Prayag Jina, Antonio Manfut, Brian Potocnik, Tyler Sanda, Admir Suljevic, Ryan Ware.
FORWARDS <b>(5)</b>: Kareem Banton, Ryder Bell, Vinny Bell, Trevor Colazzo, Riley Grant.
The Royals begin their fifth NPSL season at home at Stan Skoczen Stadium in Independence, Ohio on Saturday, May 14 against Indy Eleven NPSL. Single-match tickets and season tickets are now on sale to the general public. Tickets are available at AFCCleveland.com/tickets.