San Antonio FC has completed the signing of experienced Mexican-American forward Ever Guzman, the team announced on Friday afternoon.
Guzman is the first man with a FIFA title to be in the San Antonio FC squad, as he was a vital part of Mexico’s Under 17 World Cup winning squad in 2005. Guzman routinely came off the bench to score, managing four goals in the tournament, the second highest, including scoring the third goal in the final against Brazil.
Morelia has been Guzman’s only professional club he has had a full-time contract with until now, San Antonio FC marking his first transfer. Despite that, San Antonio FC will be Guzman’s eighth club as he has spent every season since 2009 on loan through Mexico.
At Morelia Guzman managed seven goals from 50 appearances, having been on the club’s books since 2004. His most recent loan spell was with Correcaminos UAT, his longest from 2015-2017, playing 53 matches and scoring nine goals.
“He comes with a good pedigree having played at a very high level. He has come into training and shown some good qualities both with and without the ball, and we are excited to have him here in San Antonio.” Said San Antonio FC head coach Darren Powell.
Apart from Correcaminos Guzman has spent loan at five other Mexican clubs, including Veracruz in the 2010-11 season. Guzman’s best spell was his second spell at Merida in the 2011-12 season when he played 31 matches, scoring 16 goals, showing his promise.
“This is an incredible opportunity in my career,” said Guzman. “My goal is to leave it all on the pitch game after game to show my gratitude towards this great club and its fans for giving me this chance.”
Odds are Guzman will not feature against Orange County SC on Saturday as SAFC are still awaiting his clearance.