Moves come ahead of Season Opening Match on Saturday
Memphis, Tenn. – Memphis 901 FC announced on Tuesday the signing of defender Lucas Turci. Additionally, the club announced it has added goalkeeper Trey Muse on loan from Loudoun United. Both transactions are pending league and federation approval.
Turci joins Memphis 901 FC with three years of German competition under his belt, most recently making 11 appearances with FSV Union Fürstenwalde of Regionalliga Nordorst in 2021 scoring one goal with one assist. The Brazilian defender started his professional career with TSV Grunbach of Landespokal Baden in 2018.
“Lucas is a player that has earnt his spot during our preseason. He came to our open trial through our scouting network and performed. Lucas has come through the Sao Paulo and Corinthians youth academy and progressed his way to first team football in Brazil and in Germany,” said Assistant Sporting Director Caleb Sewell. “We believe Lucas gives us a different look to our team and we look forward to seeing him perform during the season.”
Muse signed with Loudoun United earlier this year, joins 901 FC on loan. Muse joined Seattle Sounders FC Academy in 2015, making 32 starts over two seasons. The Louisville, Kentucky native was a member of the U.S. U18 Men’s National Team in 2017 and U20 side from 2018-2019. Muse played collegiately at Indiana University, earning Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors during his freshman season and Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year as a sophomore.
“I’m very excited to be joining this team and group of guys and to work on and off the field to represent the Bluff City and Memphis 901 to the best of my ability,” Muse said.
After signing with Seattle Sounders FC in 2019, Muse joined USL Championship side San Diego Loyal on loan for the 2021 season.
“Trey is a very experienced goalkeeper in both MLS and USL Championship,” Head Coach Ben Pirmann said. “His professionalism and calmness will be major assets for our team as we kick off the 2022 season.”
“Trey has good reflexes and technical ability as well as good size, strength and ability to command his area,” Pirmann added. “He is also good with his feet and has a top range of pass. We are very excited for him to join us here in Memphis!”
Memphis 901 FC kick off the regular season this Saturday, March 12 when Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC visit AutoZone Park. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT. Season tickets and single match tickets for the 2022 season are on sale now at memphis901fc.com. For the latest information on the team, visit www.memphis901fc.com and follow the club on social media on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 901-721-6000.