Colorado Springs, CO (January 5th, 2022) - The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced on Wednesday the club had signed Dennis Erdmann from Germany. Erdmann comes to Colorado Springs from 1. FC Saarbrucken, a 3 Liga team.
"After Coach Burke called me I immediately knew that I wanted to play for the Colorado Switchbacks and him," said Erdmann. "The club and the goals we want to achieve are very exciting and I can guarantee that I will do whatever I can to help the team to succeed. I cannot wait to meet my teammates, the staff, and the fans in Colorado Springs!"
A veteran player, Erdmann has nearly a decade of professional experience under his belt in Germany, tallying 26,305 minutes in over 300 appearances. Erdmann began his professional career with SSG Bergisch Gladbach in 2011, where he notched 6 goals in 36 appearances. He played with Schalke 04 II from 2012-2014, where he earned 4 more goals, before moving on to Dynamo Dresden for the 2015-15 season. After one season there he was signed to Hansa Rostock until 2017, where he made 67 appearances. He was with 1. FC Magdeburg from 2017-2019, before being signed to 1860 Munich for two seasons.
"Obviously Dennis has played at clubs that many players in USL dream about playing at," said Head Coach Brendan Burke. "He is well rounded in his physicality, skill set, and positional versatility. Most importantly he has great experience and reads the game very well. I know that he is committed to bringing trophies to Colorado Springs and we are equally glad he will be here to drive this team to another level."
Erdmann has amassed 21 goals and 9 assists in his career as a defensive player, and comes to the table with ten seasons of professional play to his name. Erdmann plays as a center back with holding midfielder as a secondary position.
Name: Dennis Erdmann
Height: 6' 2"
Date of Birth: November 22, 1990
Hometown: Kerpen, Germany