TUCSON (February,5 2019) -- FC Tucson announced today it had signed former USL defender Kyle Venter for the 2019 USL League One season. Per club policy, the details of the contract will not be released.
“It is an absolute pleasure to sign with FC Tucson for their first professional season. The environment that Coach (Darren) Sawatzky describes was something I absolutely wanted to be a part of. I cannot wait to get to work with my teammates and compete.”
Venter, a native of Aurora, Colorado, has spent the last five seasons of his career on various professional teams. His most recent stop was with USL Championship side Penn FC.
In 25 career appearances for Penn FC, Venter netted two goals in 2,174 minutes of play.
He was selected 23rd overall in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by the LA Galaxy. He appeared in nine matches for the LA Galaxy II club on a brief loan spell. He registered one goal during his time with LA Galaxy II.
With the addition of Venter, FC Tucson’s roster now stands at 13 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.