SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento Republic FC announced today the signing of defender Juan Barahona to a USL Championship contract for the remainder of the 2019 season with a club option for 2020, pending league and federation approval.
“Juan ticks a lot of boxes for us,” said Republic FC General Manager Todd Dunivant. “He is a proven winner, is naturally left-footed, defends well, loves to get forward, consistently scores from set pieces, and at only 23 years old, has a ton of professional experience. We think Juan is going to be a great addition to the club and look forward to his integration.”
Barahona joins Republic FC after spending all six years of his professional career with Santa Tecla in El Salvador’s first division. The 23-year-old defender, who primarily plays as a left back, won four league titles and two domestic cups during his time with the Central American club.
Born in the capital city of San Salvador, Barahona has 20 caps for the El Salvador Men’s National Team, including five World Cup qualifiers. The defender has also featured in the Concacaf Champions League with Santa Tecla.
Republic FC’s next home match is this Saturday, May 11, against regional rivals Reno 1868 FC. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and tickets to the match are available via Ticketmaster.com and the official Republic FC app.
TRANSACTION: Republic FC sign defender Juan Barahona on May 6, 2019.
Weight: 150 lb
Birthdate: February 12, 1996
Birthplace: San Salvador, El Salvador
Last Club: Santa Tecla
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