TUCSON (February,4 2019) -- FC Tucson announced today it had signed former Israeli Premier League forward Roy Abergil 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 am very excited to sign with FC Tucson. It means a lot to sign with them in their first professional season, especially at this point in my life. I am very excited to be a part of something so special.”
Abergil, a native of Beeercheeva, Israel, most recently played with the Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv FC club of the Israeli Premier League. His season was cut short due to a knee injury.
He played for Colorado Mesa University from 2013 to 2016. In 65 career appearances, he registered 49 goals and 103 points. During his senior campaign, Abergil finished second in the nation with 23 goals scored, grabbing first-team All-American and South Central Region Player of the Year honors.
Abergil’s 23 goals set a new all-time season record for CMU. That record was previously set by Abergil in his junior year with 14 goals scored.
With the addition of Abergil, FC Tucson’s roster now stands at ten 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 and the Richmond Kickers have been revealed as teams set to compete in the inaugural 2019 season.