SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento Republic FC announced today that the club has reached an agreement with defender Ferrety Sousa on a contract for the 2022 season, pending league and federation approval. Per club policy, the terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“Ferrety is an experienced defender that grew into a leadership role the past two seasons in Omaha,” said Republic FC President and General Manager Todd Dunivant. “He brings a winning mentality to the club and will be another strong veteran presence in our locker room.”
Sousa joins Republic FC after two seasons with Union Omaha, where he helped the club reach the USL League One Final in its inaugural season and claim the title the following season. In 2021, he netted one goal and tallied one assist, serving as captain in all but two matches. He logged just over 2,300 minutes on the league’s top defense – only conceding 23 goals, while completing 80% of his passing attempts as an anchor of the clubs backline with 49 interceptions – good for second on the roster.
Before featuring for Omaha, Sousa made his professional debut in 2012 for French club FCM Aubervilliers in Championnat National 2, the fourth tier of French football. He returned to the U.S. in 2013, featuring primarily for NASL side Atlanta Silverbacks, with a stint in Wilmington in 2016, where he played under Head Coach Mark Briggs. He jumped to USL in 2019 with Las Vegas Lights FC, appearing 14 times and netted one score in the club’s second season.