FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno Football Club has signed versatile midfielder Alejandro “Alex” Covarrubias to a 2018 USL contract, pending league and federation approval. The 26-year-old Covarrubias spent most of the last four seasons with LA Galaxy II and leaves as the club’s all-time leader in appearances with 101 matches played.
“Alex is a player that is both tactically and technically very smart,” said Fresno FC head coach Adam Smith. “He’s somebody who I have competed against a lot from my time in Sacramento, and he’s always performed well when we’ve played against him. He’s a solid competitor through his consistent play and has a breadth of experience in the league. We will look for Alex to be a big contributor in our midfield.”
Covarrubias controls the midfield vs. OKC Energy in a 2017 USL match
Covarrubias began the 2017 season with OKC Energy, playing in four matches before returning to Los Dos to finish the season. He played in 21 matches for Galaxy II, and captained his team five times during the season. He was named to the USL Team of the Week for Week 13 after helping his side to a 1-0 victory against Rio Grande Valley FC.
He appeared in 76 matches for Galaxy II from 2014 to 2016, started in the club’s inaugural match in 2014, and helped them to a USL Western Conference Championship in 2014. Prior to the USL, Covarrubias made one appearance for the United States Under-18 national team in 2010.
Covarrubias is the Foxes’ 12th signing as they build their roster for the 2018 USL season. Also on the roster are Argueta, Cazarez, Mickey Daly, Christian Chaney, Matthew Baldisimo, Sean Melvin, Terran Campbell, Zachary Ellis-Hayden, Lamin Suma and Juan Pablo Caffa.
Fresno FC will kick off its inaugural season in the USL in March 2018. Fans interested in season tickets can contact The Foxes’ sales office at 559-320-2525 or FresnoFC.com.
Transaction: Fresno Football Club sign midfielder Alejandro Covarrubias to a one-year contract on Jan. 10, 2017.
Name: Alejandro “Alex” Covarrubias
Weight: 170 lbs.
Date of Birth: Sept. 17, 1991
Hometown: Cudahy, California
Last Club: LA Galaxy II
How Acquired: Free agent signing
Fresno Football Club, the Central Valley’s first professional soccer club, is a member of the United Soccer League (USL). The club opens its inaugural season in March 2018 and will host home matches at Chukchansi Park in beautiful downtown Fresno. FFC exists to provide a top-class, inclusive and dynamic sporting experience in one of the nation’s most diverse regions. For more information, visit FresnoFC.com.