MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Memphis 901 FC Sporting Director Tim Howard and Head Coach Tim Mulqueen announced Monday that defender Zach Carroll will join the squad as the first new signing for the 2020 season pending league and federation approval.
“Zach is a physically dominant central defender who is excellent in the air,” Mulqueen said. “He is very good at starting the attack from the back with great passing and decision-making ability.”
Carroll brings four years of USL Championship experience with appearances playing for New York Red Bulls II, Orlando City B and Reno 1868 FC. During his time with New York, Carroll won the USL Cup and was named to the 2016 USL All-League Second Team.
“He is a proven winner,” Mulqueen said.
Carroll spent the last two seasons with 1868 FC where he started 50 matches, collected over 4,500 minutes, scored three goals and maintained a 70 percent success rate on aerial duels.
In the past, Carroll has played for both Mulqueen, during his time with Orlando City FC, and Assistant Coach Ben Pirmann, with Michigan State University during his junior and senior seasons.
Carroll joins the nine returners from 901 FC’s 2019 roster: Captain Marc Burch, Brandon Allen, Liam Doyle, Dan Metzger, Pierre Da Silva, Raul Gonzalez, Triston Hodge, Duane Muckette and Leston Paul.
Memphis 901 FC hopes to build on a successful inaugural season where they averaged over 6,500 fans per game—the ninth highest attendance in the league, second among expansion teams.
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About Memphis 901 FC
Memphis 901 FC is an American Professional soccer team embarking on its second season in the United Soccer League Championship. 901 FC, led by Principal Owner Peter Freund, Minority Owner Tim Howard, President Craig Unger and Head Coach Tim Mulqueen, represents a market that includes over 8,000 youth soccer players, an established American Outlaws chapter and strong collegiate programs.