SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 2, 2019) — Sacramento Republic FC announced today the club has signed defender Matt Mahoney to a USL Championship contract for the 2019 season with a club option for 2020, pending league and federation approval.
“Matt is a gritty and reliable player whose versatility will be a great asset to our backline,” said Republic FC General Manager Todd Dunivant. “We are looking forward to adding his strong defensive mentality to our group.”
Mahoney joins Republic FC after spending two seasons with USL Championship side Bethlehem Steel FC. A defender who can play both centrally and as a fullback, Mahoney made 44 appearances, 37 as starts, across his two seasons in Pennsylvania. In his final year with Steel FC, Mahoney recorded two goals and an assist, while leading the club in clearances (150), interceptions (81), tackles won (48), duels won (196) and aerial duels won (102).
Prior to signing his first professional contract with Steel FC, Mahoney played Division 1 soccer at Temple University. The Buffalo, New York, native appeared in all 78 of Temple University’s games during his collegiate career, including a 55-match starting streak for the Owls.
Republic FC kick off their 2019 USL Championship season at home on March 9, 2019, against Real Monarchs SLC. Tickets are now on sale for groups of 10 or more and may be secured by calling (916) 307-6100 or visiting SacRepublicFC.com/tickets. Deposits are also now open for the priority list on half-season plans. Fans are encouraged to sign up for early access to single match tickets via SacRepublicFC.com.
TRANSACTION: Republic FC sign defender Matt Mahoney on January 2, 2019.
Weight: 170 lb
Born: April 17, 1995
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York
2019 REPUBLIC FC ROSTER (as of Wednesday, Jan. 2)
GOALKEEPERS (2): Josh Cohen, Rafael Díaz
DEFENDERS (5): Mitchell Taintor, Shannon Gomez, Elliott Hord, Dekel Keinan, Matt Mahoney
MIDFIELDERS (7): Keven Alemán, Villyan Bijev, Jure Matjasic, Jaime Villarreal, Hayden Partain, Drew Skundrich, Sam Werner
FORWARDS (2): Cameron Iwasa, Roberto Hategan
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