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The Foxes add midfielder Rony Argueta

By Angel Moreno, 12/15/17, 2:58PM PST


The former Switchbacks FC team captain is Fresno FC's seventh player signing

FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno Football Club announced midfielder Rony Argueta as the club’s seventh signing ahead of its inaugural season in the United Soccer League, pending league and federation approval. Argueta, 26, has spent the past three seasons with Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, and served as team captain for the 2017 season.

“Rony is a player that I’ve watched since his time with Ventura County Fusion, so I know a lot about his character,” said Fresno FC head coach Adam Smith. “You know exactly what you’re going to get from Rony. There’s going to be a high level of consistency, which has been proven by his performance over three seasons at Colorado Springs. I think he’s going to be very solid for us in the midfield.”

Midfielder Rony Argueta / Photo courtesy of Isaiah J. Downing, Switchbacks FC

A native of Fountain Valley, Calif., Argueta started 31 matches for Switchbacks FC in 2017. He played the full 90 minutes in every match for a total of 2,790 minutes. He scored one goal, assisted another and provided 20 key passes from the midfield. Defensively, he led the team in tackles with 65 at an 81.5 percent success rate and his 58 interceptions were second-most for the club. Argueta was named to the USL Team of the Week on June 6, 2017 after scoring the game-winning goal in stoppage time against OKC Energy FC.

Midfielder Rony Argueta / Photo courtesy of Isaiah J. Downing, Switchbacks FC

Argueta appeared in a total of 86 matches for Switchbacks FC over three seasons. In 2016, he was named the Back Chat Supporters Young Player of the Year and spent the following offseason with Celaya C.D. of Mexico’s second division. Before his USL career, Argueta spent part of the 2014 postseason with Ventura County Fusion of the PDL. He went to college at UC Santa Barbara, where he walked on to the men’s soccer program. 

Argueta is Fresno FC’s seventh player signing as the club prepares for its first season in the USL. He joins Mickey Daly, Agustin Cazarez, Christian Chaney, Sean Melvin, Terran Campbell and Matthew Baldisimo on the Foxes’ roster.

Transaction: Fresno Football Club sign midfielder Rony Argueta to a one-year contract on Dec. 15, 2017. 

Name: Rony Argueta Pronunciation: Arr-Geh-Tah
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-8
Weight: 174 lbs.
Date of Birth: Jan. 4, 1991
Age: 26
Hometown: Fountain Valley, Calif.
Country: USA
Last Club: Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
How Acquired: Signed on Dec. 15, 2017