USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
SAN ANTONIO – Former Pittsburgh Riverhounds defender Fejiro Okiomah highlighted a pair of defensive additions by San Antonio FC that were announced on Wednesday by the club. Also joining the expansion USL side is Milton Palacios, pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate.
Okiomah made 21 appearances for the Riverhounds in the 2015 USL season, and recorded one goal and two assists as the side reached the 2015 USL Playoffs. A native of Austin, Texas, the 25-year-old had a strong rookie season in the USL as he appeared in every game for the Charlotte Eagles as the side advanced to the 2013 USL Championship Game.
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Okiomah had previously played for the Carolina Dynamo in the PDL, and in his final season for the club helped the side reach the 2012 PDL Championship Game against FC London.
“Fejiro is a big, strong and fast center back that had a great season in the USL,” said San Antonio FC Head Coach Darren Powell. “We look forward to him capturing that same form. We see him and Stephen McCarthy complementing each other very well in defense this year.”
Palacios, a 27-year-old native of Honduras, most recently played for the San Antonio Scorpions. He made 14 appearances in the 2015 regular season, having previously played for two seasons with Heredia in the Guatemala First Division.
“Milton is a very athletic right back,” said Powell. “He fits the kind of playing style we want to play this upcoming season. He has the ability join in on the attack, and he is also a very good 1-v-1 defender. He should be exciting to watch for the fans this season.”