Colorado Springs, CO (December 22, 2020) – The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced today that the club has signed Matt Mahoney, pending league and federation approval.
"I'm excited to be a part of the Switchbacks organization," said Mahoney. "I'd like to thank Brian and Brendan for this opportunity to be a part of something special. I can't wait to get back out to the West Coast to see the new stadium and get going with the team in 2021."
Mahoney joins the Switchbacks after playing two seasons with Sacramento Republic FC and two seasons with Bethlehem Steel FC. In his professional career, Mahoney has recorded 77 appearances, four goals, two assists, and he's made the playoffs in all four seasons.
A defender who can play both centrally and as a fullback, Mahoney made the Team of the Week in week 11 of the 2020 season. In that single game, Mahoney recorded an assist, completed 73 of 85 passes overall, and won 9 of 11 duels and 5 of 6 aerial duels in Sacramento’s 2-1 victory against the Portland Timbers 2.
Prior to professionally in the USL Championship, Mahoney played Division I soccer at Temple University. The Buffalo, New York, native appeared in all 78 of Temple University’s games during his collegiate career, including a 55-match starting streak for the Owls.
"Matt was a pleasant surprise for us in Bethlehem in 2017 out of Temple University. He worked his way through a pre-season trial and eventually into our starting line up on a consistent basis over two years and was key part of our Eastern Conference semi-final run in 2018," said Switchbacks Head Coach, Brendan Burke. "Matt is smart, versatile and also brings over 70 games of experience at a relatively young age. He has been in the league for four years and part of four playoff teams. That tells you everything you need to know about Matt, his drive, and his will to win every day. I can't wait to work with him again."
Name: Matt Mahoney
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 170 lbs
Date of Birth: April 17, 1995
Hometown: Buffalo, New York