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2018 Player Tracker

By Joel Huber, 12/20/17, 12:30PM MST




Returning PLayers:

Listed players do not signify complete list. Stay tuned for additional player re-signings

Isaiah J Downing

Jordan Burt (RB) - Burt, a member of the Switchback's inaugural 2015 season, arguably had his best season despite an injury that kept him sidelined for nearly three months. Burt finished second on the team with 8 goals scored providing support in the attack in addition to his defensive duties.  Burt made two USL Team of the Week appearances during the 2017 campaign, having scored twice in both weeks he was named to the Team of the Week. 

Isaiah J Downing

Pascal Eboussi (CB) - Eboussi returns to the Switchbacks after his first season with the club during the 2017 campaign. Despite a learning curve at the beginning of the season, Eboussi fought his way back into the lineup as he began to learn the American game from his native country of Cameroon. Eboussi came on as a late sub to score the game-tying goal in Sacramento in stoppage time to earn a spot on the USL Team of the Week. He also scored in a home loss to Swope Park Rangers late in the season.  

Isaiah J Downing

Taeseong Kim (CM) - Kim returns to the Switchbacks for his third season with the club. Kim has quietly put together two successful seasons for the Switchbacks including making his first USL Team of the Week appearance last season. 

Isaiah J Downing

Marty Maybin (F) - Maybin, a member of the Switchbacks inaugural 2015 squad, returns to the Switchbacks after spending the 2017 season away. Maybin was a clinical goal scorer for the Switchbacks during the 2016 campaign that saw him finish second on the team with 7 goals adding one assist in 29 games played.

Isaiah J Downing

Moise Pouaty (GK) - Pouaty returns to the Switchbacks after his first season with the club in 2017. After returning from time with the Cameroon National Team, Pouaty assumed the starting role between the sticks.  Playing and starting in 26 matches, Pouaty led the Western Conference and set a new club record with 97 saves finishing second to FC Cincinnati's Mitch Hildebrandt for the league lead with 105 saves in 32 games played. Pouaty also earned a spot on the USL Team of the Week after saving two penalties in a 4-1 victory over Timbers 2 at Weidner Field.

Isaiah J Downing

Tobenna Uzo (ST) -  Uzo, the PDL's #9 prospect, also returns for the 2018 season. Uzo made 6 appearances for the club after being signed in late August. He added one assist to his tally in a loss to Swope Park Rangers at home. Uzo trained with the Switchbacks early last season before joining Myrtle Beach. Uzo played 1,032 minutes in 14 games, tallying 13 goals and adding three assists before joining the club.

Isaiah J Downing

Luke Vercollone (CM) - The original Switchback returns for his fourth season with the club.  Vercollone became the first player to reach 100 games played in the USL during the Switchbacks 2015 season opener. Vercollone was named tot he 2015 First Team All-League team and was a finalist for the league MVP. Vercollone holds the club record for goals in a season (14), assists in a season (9) and holds the all-time goal scoring record (22).

Isaiah J Downing

Shane Malcolm (RW) - Malcolm returns to the Switchbacks after spending his first season with the club in 2017. Malcolm played in all but two games for the Switchbacks in 2017, recording 1,947 minutes played. Malcolm finished fourth on the team with 5 goals scored and  added three assists. Malcolm also received a USL Team of the Week nod in week 21 after his goal against Orange County was nominated for Goal of the Week.

Isaiah J Downing

Masta Kacher (LW) - Kacher returns to the Switchbacks after a strong performance in 2017. Kacher finished the 2017 campaign with 7 goals, adding 7 assists. Kacher made four USL Team of the Week appearances and his April 15th goal against Real Monarchs SLC made it to the final of the USL Goal of the Year before being edged out in the final hours of voting. Kacher was the only player that played and started in all 32 USL matches last season.  He finished third on the team in minutes played at 2,710. 

new players:

Mark Thor

Jordan Schweitzer (CM) - Schweitzer joins the Switchbacks having most recently spent time with Orlando City B. A University of Denver product, Schweitzer joined Seattle Sounders FC on a Homegrown Player contract. He made his professional debut in a 1-0 victory over the Switchbacks in 2016. Schweitzer went on to play for Orlando City B where he appeared in 24 matches totaling 1,699 minutes.

Denver Post

Steward Ceus (GK) - Ceus joins the Switchbacks having most recently spent time with the San Francisco Deltas of the NASL. Ceus was drafted in the third round of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by the Colorado Rapids. Ceus has made 11 appearances for the Haitian National Team since making his debut in 2010.

Departed Players:

Listed players have formally been signed by another team or have officially announced their departure. 

Rony Argueta (Fresno FC) 
Jack Jones (unsigned)
Josh Phillips (unsigned)

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