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Tucson Native Erik Virgen Joins FC Tucson For the 2019 Season

By FC Tucson Communications, 05/18/19, 10:30AM MST


Virgen was named Generation Adidas Cup Most Valuable Player in 2014.

TUCSON (May 18, 2019) -- FC Tucson announced today it had signed midfielder Erik Virgen for the 2019 USL League One season pending league and federation approval. Per club policy, the details of the contract will not be released.

A native of Tucson, AZ, “Gallo” is a product of the FC Tucson youth program. Virgen eventually moved on to the Real Salt Lake Development Academy where he was named a captain.

The 19-year-old midfielder also competed with both the U15 and U18 U.S. YNT and was named Generation Adidas Cup MVP in 2014.

Virgen played one year collegiately for the New Mexico Lobos of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). As a true freshman in 2018, he registered 17 appearances and ten starts in 1,233 minutes played.

With the addition of Virgen, FC Tucson’s roster now stands at 22 players for the 2019 USL League One season. 

About FC Tucson  

FC Tucson, established in 2010, is participating in its first-ever professional season in USL League 1. In 2012, FC Tucson was named the USL League 2 Rookie Franchise of the Year. To stay up to date on the club, check out the team’s website at You can also visit the team’s Facebook page at and follow all of the news related to FC Tucson on Twitter at  

About USL League One 

USL League One is shaping the future of the game in the United States, uniting passionate fans in new markets with the thrill of a proven professional soccer experience. League One submitted its sanctioning application to the U.S. Soccer Federation on Aug. 14. South Georgia Tormenta FC, FC Tucson, Greenville Triumph SC, Forward Madison FC, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC, Toronto FC II, Orlando City B, Lansing Ignite FC, North Texas SC and the Richmond Kickers have been revealed as teams set to compete in the inaugural 2019 season. 


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