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FC Tucson Adds Goalkeeper Carlós Merancio For The 2019 Season

By FC Tucson Communications, 02/20/19, 3:00PM MST


Merancio comes from Monarcas Morelia system of Liga MX.

TUCSON (February,20 2019) -- FC Tucson announced today it had signed goalkeeper Carlos Merancio Valdéz 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 for the opportunity to play for FC Tucson. This is a great opportunity and stepping stone in my professional career. I’m very grateful to Darren and the FC Tucson staff for giving me an opportunity to prove myself at this level. They’ve been very good to me as I take this step to try and help bring a championship to Tucson.” 

Merancio most recently played for Monarcas Morelia of Liga MX, the top professional league in Mexico. Prior to his arrival in Liga MX, he spent four years with the Monarcas de Morelia Youth Academy. 

With the addition of Merancio, FC Tucson’s roster now stands at 16 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 You can also visit the team’s Facebook page at and follow all of the news related to FC Tucson on Twitter at  

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. 


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