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Marios Lomis Returns to North Carolina FC

August 7, 2020 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - North Carolina FC News Release

Cary, NC - North Carolina FC announced today that Marios Lomis has transferred from El Paso Locomotive FC back to NCFC. The 25-year-old striker spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons with NCFC before signing with El Paso at the beginning of 2020. Per club policy, no further details were disclosed.

"It feels good to be back in a familiar environment," Lomis said. "I know a lot of my teammates and coaching staff. It's like having fresh air in my lungs."

Lomis has played 1,861 minutes in 37 games in a North Carolina FC jersey. In 2019, he started 12 games scored six times. He took 29 shots in total, spending a great deal of time around the net. He was named NCFC's Comeback Player of the Year after overcoming an injury early in the season.

In 2018, the Dutch forward scored five times and had two assists. His first goal for NCFC came against the Charlotte Independence. He also scored three goals in the 2018 US Open Cup.

So far in 2020, Lomis played in five games for El Paso for 267 minutes. He will once again play aside his 2019 teammate Robert Kristo and will also have a chance to play with first-year NCFC forward Hadji Barry.

"We were really pleased to be able to bring Marios back," said North Carolina FC head coach Dave Sarachan. "He is a professional that understands the mentality and culture we have here. It'll be a seamless transition for him to jump in almost where he left off."

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