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Sacramento Republic FC have agreed to a USL contract with forward Christian Eissele for the 2018 season, with a club option for the 2019 season, pending league and federation approval.
“We are delighted to sign Christian to the club,” said Republic FC Head Coach and Technical Director Paul Buckle. “He is a quality player with international experience, height and goal scoring capabilities that will fit in nicely with the likes of Wilson [Kneeshaw] and Cam [Iwasa].”
Eissele joins Republic FC following his strongest season in the Ykkönen, Finland’s First Division. The forward ranked third among all goal scorers with 11 goals and eight assists in 27 appearances for FF Jaro.
Eissele was born and raised in Orlando, Fla. and has played the last five years in the Finnish and Swedish leagues. The forward has scored 92 goals and recorded over 35 assists in over 163 career appearances. Eissele is a product of Richmond International Academic & Soccer Academy (RIASA) in Leeds, England where he trained before leaving in 2012 for PS Kemi Kings on a professional contract.
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