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2018 Player Tracker

By Joel Huber, 01/25/18, 12:30PM MST

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STAY HERE FOR THE LATEST PLAYER SIGNINGS

ALL SIGNINGS ARE PENDING USL AND USSF APPROVAL

Returning PLayers:

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


Isaiah J Downing

Aj Ajeakwa (F) - Ajeakwa returns to the Switchbacks for the 2018 season after joining the club in early September via free agency from San Antonio. Ajeawka scored as a substitute in his first match for the club in a 1-2 home loss to Phoenix Rising FC. He would go on to start in the Switchbacks final five matches of the 2018 campaign playing all but 12 minutes of those matches. Prior to joining the Switchbacks, Ajeawka played in 15 matches for San Antonio scoring three goals. 


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.  


M. Luxenberg

Taylor Hunter (D) - Hunter returns to the Switchbacks after spells on loan at Rio Grande Valley Toros from Houston Dynamo. A Colorado native and University of Denver product, Hunter was drafted by Houston Dynamo of the MLS in 2015. He was loaned out to the Switchbacks where he made 14 appearances and scored once. With the Toros, he made 43 appearances.


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. 


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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

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

Josh Suggs (LB) (CAPTAIN) -  Suggs returns to the Switchbacks for his third year with the club with this year being the first as the captain. Suggs has been a strong force for the Switchbacks in his first two years with the club, with a high work rate in both the attack and defense. Suggs has scored four goals with the club including an "Olympico" (directly from a corner) against Phoenix Rising in 2016. Suggs led the team last year with 8 assists, double his total from 2016 which was second on the team. Suggs' 201 crosses were among the highest in the league finishing 4th. 


Isaiah J Downing

Saeed Robinson (LW)- Robinson, a member of the Switchbacks inaugural 2015 squad, returns to the Switchbacks after spending the 2017 season with North Carolina FC. In his first season with the club, Robinson played in 22 matches scoring three goals and adding an assist in 891 minutes played. He followed up with 1,456 minutes played in 2017 scoring three goals and adding three assists.


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 to the 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).


new players:


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.


Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Jamal Jack (CB) - Jack joins the Switchbacks after spending the 2017 USL season with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Jack played and started 28 matches for the Riverhounds totaling 2,408 minutes played. Jack led the team in clearances, blocks, duels won, and aerial duels won. Jack is also a member of the Trinidad and Tobago National Team where he has two caps for the Soca Warriors.


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.

Ayukokata Tambe (CB) - Tambe joins the Switchbacks after spending last year with Isidro Metapan in the Primera Division, the top flight in the El Salvador football league system. The Cameroonian has also played for African club FC Kallon and is an alumnus of the Houston Dynamo Academy.


Matt May/Tampa Bay Rowdies

Verneri Välimaa (M) - Välimaa joins the Switchbacks having most recently spent time with JJK Jyväskylä in the 2nd division of the Finnish League. Prior to that, he was on loan with Orange County SC from the Tampa Bay Rowdies in 2016. Välimaa played in 23 matches for Orange County including both home matches against the Switchbacks. The Finnish native moved to Florida at the age of 5 and was named the Gatorade Florida Boys Soccer Player of the Year in 2011. He went on to play at North Carolina playing in 56 matches and scoring 6 times.


Departed Players:

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

Rony Argueta (Fresno FC) 
Kevaughn Frater (Phoenix Rising FC)
Jack Jones (unsigned)
Josh Phillips (unsigned)
Masta Kacher (Real Monarchs)

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