Courtesy Deportivo Saprissa
Sacramento Republic FC have agreed to a USL contract with midfielder Keven Alemán for the 2018 season, with a club option for the 2019 season, pending league and federation approval.
Alemán joins Republic FC after making 17 appearances with Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa in the 2017 season. The midfielder has made 64 appearances and collectively scored seven goals while playing with Costa Rican clubs Herediano, Belén and Saprissa between 2014 and 2017.
Born in Costa Rica, Alemán moved to Ontario at the age of 10 and became a Canadian national. He joined Toronto FC’s Academy before ultimately moving to the Real Valladolid Academy in Spain. He has made numerous appearances on the Canada Soccer's Men’s National team, winning silver at the 2011 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship and representing Canada at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico, 2013 CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championships in Mexico, and 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Most recently, Aleman was called up for a friendly against El Salvador in October 2017.
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