Edmonton, AB–March 9, 2017–FC Edmonton FC, the Canadian soccer club that has played in the NASL for more than a decade, announced today that it has signed its first signing.
FC Edmonton’s first signing, midfielder Alex Caceres, will begin his professional career with FC Edmonton on the New York Cosmos.
Cacere will play in the USL with FC Tucson, while he will also play in Major League Soccer for the Phoenix Rising FC.
FC Tucson has a long history with FCE.
The club won two NASL titles in 2014, 2015 and 2016, as well as the 2017 CONCACAF Champions League, the first time FC Tucson was part of a professional soccer league.
Caderes will join FC Tucson for its inaugural season in the North American Soccer League (NASL).
The move will also mark FC Tucson’s first season in North American soccer.
“Alex is a player who has played a lot of games for FC Tucson,” FC Edmonton head coach Brad Edwards said.
“He has a great track record of being a strong competitor, as we know.
His experience in the professional game gives him an incredible competitive edge.
We are very excited to have Alex join FC Edmonton.
We believe that he will be an integral part of our team moving forward.”FCE also announced that FC Edmonton has signed defender John O’Reilly, a former FC Tucson goalkeeper.
O’Brien, 26, will be joining FC Edmonton in its inaugural year in the American Soccer Association (ASA).
FCE also signed goalkeeper Nick Lezewski, a Canadian soccer player, and midfielder Jacob Mazzarri.FCE has a total of seven players in the 2017 NASL and U.S. Open Cup.
FCE is currently in the first season of the New Jersey Cosmos, which is the top team in the new-look NASL.