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1904 FC Signs first players ahead of inaugural season

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Preseason signings include international players and collegiate talent

1904 FC is proud to announce the signing of its first players ahead of its debut in the National Independent Soccer Association’s inaugural season. 

The three players are part of the 30-man training camp held at at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California. Head coach Alex Gontran believes the signed players have stood out over the last few weeks and will be vital in the team’s championship hopes. 

“We’ve had a productive training camp and are seeing the team come together. There are a lot of talented players fighting for their place on the team,” Gontran said. 

Nelson Blanco Flores is a forward from San Miguel, El Salvador. He was part of MLS side DC United’s youth academy until he signed a professional contract at age 17 with North Carolina FC of the USL Championship. 

“I am ready to start a new chapter here in San Diego with a new project,” Blanco Flores said. 

Eder Arreola, born in Chino Hills, California, is a midfielder who plays on the left wing. As a youth player, Arreola took to the field representing UCLA, and has played professionally for Delfines FC of Mexico’s Ascenso League, Galaxy II, Shirak SC in Armenia’s top division and the USL Championship’s Phoenix Rising. 

“It has been a dream of mine to live and play here. We’re here to represent San Diego,” Arreola stated.

Ozzie Ramos is a center mid from Ceres, California. As a collegiate player, Ramos played at San Diego State and at Seattle University after a student transfer. While in the northwest, he was picked up by the Seattle Sounders program in 2018. 

“Coming to San Diego for college and for youth tournaments, I know 1904 is a great team in the making and a club that the city needed,” Ramos said 

A final 23 man squad for the full season will be named soon. 

1904 Staff

1904 Staff

We believe in the people of San Diego. Our name reflects our commitment to the city and street culture. The number is already iconic in San Diego, now it will stand for the passion and pride of our region.