TUCSON, Ariz. (February 1, 2019) — FC Tucson announced today it had signed defender Kyle Bjornethun for the 2019 USL League One season pending league and federation approval. Per club policy, the details of the contract will not be released.
“I’m looking forward to this season with FC Tucson. It’s a club with a great coaching staff and a roster full of talented players. Being a new team, there’s something to prove to the league as well as the city. I think Tucson will see a team that is exciting to watch!”
Bjornethun most recently played for Toronto FC II, formerly a member of the USL Championship League. Prior to his time in Toronto, he suited up for the Portland Timbers 2.
Over the span of two USL Championship campaigns, Bjornethun has made 52 appearances while logging 4,157 minutes.
A universityof Seattle graduate, Bjornethun started in 85 career matches, netting nine goals and four assists. He was named the Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year as well as First-Team All-WAC.
Bjornethun was selected 88th overall in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft by Seattle Sounders FC.
With the addition of Bjornethun, FC Tucson now stands at nine 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 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 SC andthe Richmond Kickers have been revealed as teams set to compete in the inaugural 2019 season.