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Miami FC Signs South Florida Native Daniel Gagliardi

January 24, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Miami FC News Release

Miami, FL. - The Miami Football Club announced today the signing of goalkeeper Daniel Gagliardi, pending league and federation approval.

Gagliardi, who has previously trained with Miami FC, has been signed ahead of the 2024 season. Gagliardi had several successful trials with the team last season earning him a spot on this year's roster.

Before returning to South Florida, Gagliardi played in the National Independent Soccer Organization (NISA) for AC Syracuse Pulse for the 2022 season, including their playoff run. Throughout the season, Gagliardi tallied five clean sheets and only conceded 15 goals.

Preceding his NISA stint, Gagliardi played for USL Championship's FC Tulsa in 2021 and USL League One's Inter Miami CF II in 2021 prior to the team joining MLS Next Pro.

Gagliardi attended Florida International University where he played for four seasons after being redshirted as a freshman. The keeper finished his college career with 132 saves and finished his senior year ranked first in C-USA Saves. He also earned a spot on the All-CUSA Third Team. Gagliardi became the tenth in FIU history to be drafted in the Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft. He was drafted by the Vancouver Whitecaps in the second round.

As a youth, Gagliardi was a four-year letter winner at St. Thomas Aquinas. In 2014, he was named Defensive Player of the Year for St. Thomas and had an Honorable Mention in the All-Broward County Selection. He also played for the U.S Development Academy's Kendall Soccer Club.

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