Republic FC Adds Jack Avesyan, Jose “Cristian” Gonzalez, Ivan Mirkovic and Octavio Guzman to Roster.

Posted on Mar 24, 2014 in News, Press Releases

Sacramento Republic FC announced the signing of defenders Jack Avesyan and Jose “Cristian” Gonzalez and midfielders Ivan Mirkovic and Octavio Guzman, pending league approval.

“This group are squad players in whom Preki has seen potential,” said Republic FC Technical Director Graham Smith. “If they realize their potential, they can stake a regular claim in the team.”

Jack Avesyan joins Republic FC after spending last season with the Ventura County Fusion. Prior to playing with the Fusion Avesyan spent time with the Wilmington Hammerheads appearing in 29 matches and scoring four goals.

Jose “Cristian” Gonzalez was a member of the Houston Dynamo Academy for the last three years. He was named Best Academy Player in 2011. Gonzalez started five of six matches on the Dynamo Academy U-17 team that competed in the Eurovoetbal Tournament in the Netherlands.

Ivan Mirković joins Republic FC after appearing in 20 matches for the Ventura County Fusion last season. Mirković appeared and started in 39 matches for Fresno Pacific University, prior to playing for the Fusion.

Octavio Guzman comes to Republic FC after spending the last three years playing for Chico State Men’s Soccer. Guzman scored 14 goals and recorded 15 assists while at Chico State. As a senior Guzman was First Team All-CCAA, All-West Region and CCAA Player of the Week.

Sacramento Republic FC’s inaugural USL PRO match will be played versus LA Galaxy II on Saturday, March 29 at StubHub Center Track Stadium in Los Angeles. For a full schedule or to watch Republic FC matches live visit

Jack Avesyan #3Jack Avesyan
Position: Defender
Height: 5’7”
Weight: 147
Born: 9/22/1988
Hometown: Tujunga, California
Twitter: @avesyan1988


Jose “Cristian” Gonzalez #13
Position: Defender
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 155
Born: 3/22/1993
Hometown: Houston, Texas


Ivan Mirković #18Ivan Mirkovic
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5’6”
Weight: 150
Born: 3/25/1987
Hometown: Belgrade, Serbia



Octavio Guzman #19Octavio Guzman
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 175
Born: 11/26/1990
Hometown: Bay Point, California
Twitter: @tavoguzman17
Instagram: @tavoguzman17

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