Empire Strykers and Utica FC Seal a Landmark Trade: Three Exceptional Players Join the Ranks

INLAND EMPIRE, CA - Empire Strykers and Utica FC are delighted to announce a game-changing trade deal that brings three highly talented players to the Empire Strykers team. This transaction marks a significant moment for both clubs and sets the stage for an exhilarating new era.

The players making their way to Empire Strykers are:

  •         Edmar “Pepe” Vieira - Hailing from Cape Verde. Vieira is an exceptional Attacking Midfielder with an extensive background including playing for New England Revolution Academy and Brockton FC, also playing professionally in Portugal for CD Fatima, making him a formidable addition to the Empire Strykers’ offense.
  •         Damon Almazan - At just 21 years old, Almazan has already shown immense promise as a Forward in the MASL. Born in Illinois, his rise in the world of soccer has been nothing short of impressive, and he brings youthful energy and talent to Empire Strykers.
  •         Diego Zuniga - A seasoned midfielder, Zuniga has a rich history in Costa Rican futsal, representing various esteemed teams before leading the Costa Rican national team in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups. His accolades include winning the prestigious Golden Ball award for best player in CONCACAF futsal in 2017. Zuniga's experience and skills will undoubtedly be an asset to Empire Strykers, once his VISA is eligible under MASL guidelines.

In exchange, Utica FC will receive Mohamed Ndiaye, a dynamic forward, from Empire Strykers. The trade allows both teams to enhance their respective rosters and create more exciting opportunities for their fans.

The Empire Strykers organization is eager to showcase the talents of their new acquisitions to the fans, all while staying committed to the winning tradition established by Coach Paul Wright.

Stay tuned for electrifying performances and thrilling soccer action as the new season approaches. Empire Strykers and Utica FC have set the stage for an unforgettable chapter in their soccer journeys.