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Republic FC Sign 16-Year-Old Goalkeeper Diego Ramos to USL Academy Contract

July 19, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Sacramento Republic FC News Release

Goalkeeper Diego Ramos
Goalkeeper Diego Ramos
(Sacramento Republic FC)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento Republic FC announced today the signing of goalkeeper Diego Ramos to a USL Academy contract. The 16-year-old will be eligible for selection for Republic FC's match against Rio Grande Valley Toros FC on Saturday, July 20.

"Diego has made great strides in a short time in our academy and has emerged as a top goalkeeping prospect," said Republic FC General Manager Todd Dunivant. "We look forward to big things ahead for Diego."

'USL Academy' contracts allow Republic FC Academy players to play in professional matches with the first team, while still maintaining NCAA eligibility by preserving their amateur status.

Ramos is the fifth Republic FC Academy player to be signed to a USL Academy contract this season. The goalkeeper recently featured for Republic FC during their international friendly against Club America U-20 on Tuesday night, helping maintain a shutout in the 2-0 win.

Republic FC continue their league campaign this Saturday, July 20, as the team travels to Texas to take on Rio Grande Valley Toros FC. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. PT and the match will be broadcast live on KQCA My58, Estrella TV and ESPN+.

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