TUCSON (JANUARY 23, 2019) -- FC Tucson announced today the return of attacking midfielder Moshe Perez for the 2019 USL League One season. Per club policy, the details of the contract will not be released. Perez becomes the first professional signing in club history.
“FC Tucson is the best environment I could have entered myself into for my rookie season, due to how great the club is and it’s affiliation with (Phoenix) Rising. It’s exciting for the club to make the professional jump to USL League One! FCT has always been an elite club so we are definitely prepared for the transition.”
Perez should be a very recognizable face amongst the FC Tucson community. In 2017, he led FCT to a 9-2-3 record while registering 12 goals in USL League Two play and one goal in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Perez’s electrifying season led to him being named as the 2017 CARF International MVP award.
This season will mark Perez’s first year as a professional. Most recently, he finished up his collegiate career at the University of Denver, following a 3-year stint at Colorado-Mesa University. In 73 career appearances, Perez registered 25 goals, 29 assists and 78 points.
During the summer of 2017, Perez was named first-team All-Mountain conference of the USL League Two.
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 www.fctucson.com. You can also visit the team’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FCTUCSON and follow all of the news related to FC Tucson on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FCTucson.
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 SCand the Richmond Kickers have been revealed as teams set to compete in the inaugural 2019 season.