Greenville, SC – The Greenville Triumph have signed Colombian goalkeeper, Miguel Uribe to the inaugural season roster, pending league and federation approval.
Uribe comes to the Triumph after standing out at the team’s community tryouts on November 17 and 18.
“It is amazing to have been selected from the tryouts,” says the goalkeeper. “It has been always my dream to become a professional soccer player and thanks to the Greenville Triumph I could accomplish that dream.”
After high school, Uribe spent one year at Graceland University. He played in eight games and tallied 33 saves before transferring to Southern Wesleyan University.
Uribe spent the last three years at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, SC. During his time with the Warriors, Uribe totaled 331 saves over 55 games played. The goalkeeper logged over 5,100 minutes for SWU while posting a .744 save percentage. Uribe earned numerous awards including a Second-Team All-Conference and a First-Team All-Region selection.
"Miguel has competed well over the last few weeks and has shown desire, character, and has earned his contract with the Greenville Triumph," said Head Coach John Harkes. "He is a quality young Colombian goalkeeper that did well at our tryouts back in November, and we are excited to give him his first professional experience in the Upstate with our club."
“I am so excited for this opportunity,” says Uribe. “I am going to give my best to help the team on and out the field.”
Uribe joins 15 others on the inaugural season roster. The Triumph host their home opener on April 6 at Legacy Early College. Ticket packages are on sale now and can be purchased by heading to greenvilletriumph.com/tickets.