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Roberto Alarcon to Return to Tucson in 2021

By FC Tucson Communications, 12/15/20, 12:00PM MST

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TUCSON, Ariz. (Dec. 15, 2020) — FC Tucson announced today that the club has exercised the contract option for defender Roberto Alarcon, making him the second player on the team’s 2021 roster.

“Roberto proved to be one the best players in the league last year, and he will be an instrumental member of our squad,” said FC Tucson Head Coach, John Galas. “He understands our style of play and our system well and I am excited to welcome him back to the club for what we hope to be a very successful season in 2021.”

In his first season with FC Tucson, Alarcon made 16 regular-season appearances (15 starts) and finished second in minutes played (1330) and chances created (20). Alarcon, 22, made his USL League One debut with the club on July 25, 2020, playing 90 minutes in the team’s 2-1 victory over Fort Lauderdale CF. 

The Palma de Mallorca, Spain, native joined the club ahead of the 2020 season following two seasons with his hometown club of RCD Mallorca B of the Tercera Division. The versatile defender developed within the RCD Mallorca and CF Platges de Calvià systems for two years before making his RCD Mallorca B senior debut on August 18, 2018. He went on to score five goals in his first season with the Spanish, Balearic Islands club. 

“I feel very happy to continue growing as a footballer with this great club,” said Roberto. “I have felt loved and respected for my work and I’d like to thank all the staff and fans for the trust they’ve given me.”

Alarcon scored two goals and tallied two assists in 2020. He completed his first USL League One season tied for third-most assists on the team and fourth-highest passing accuracy (87.1) while playing in defense and the attack. The Spaniard joins Shak Adams as the club’s first two returners for the 2021 season. 

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