Louisville City FC inks midfielder Jose Carranza
Louisville City FC is thrilled to announce the signing of USA youth international Jose Carranza for the remainder of the 2018 season, pending league and federation clearance. Terms of the deal will not be disclosed, per club policy.
The attacking playmaker comes aboard having recently spent time with fellow USL side ATL UTD 2 and joins as the second signing of head coach John Hackworth’s tenure, following the loan signing of James Sands from NYCFC last week.
“Jose is a technical, creative midfielder. He’ll give us an opportunity to have a young player with international experience that, if we can develop him properly to bring him along, will add even more versatility to our group. Not only can he support our team but he’s a player that has a very bright future,” said Hackworth.
“I’ve known him as a youth international player. He’s comfortable on the ball in tight spaces and he’s creative in the way he plays. He has the potential to be another solid option for us moving forward.”
The 19-year-old midfielder officially joins the club as a free agent having spent part of the 2018 USL season with ATL UTD 2. Carranza made 13 appearances including seven starts for coach Scott Donnelly’s side, registering one assist in just over 700 minutes played.
“I’m very, very excited to be joining such a great group of guys, and especially the defending champions of the USL. They’ve all been very nice and welcoming and I’m just excited to get started,” said Carranza.
“Coach Hackworth and I knew who each other were in the national team programs and he’s a really good coach. I’m grateful for the opportunity he has given me here and I’m excited to see what we can accomplish as a unit.”
A U.S. youth international player, Carranza began his professional career with North Carolina FC in 2017 after four years in the D.C. United Academy system. In total, Carranza made nine total appearances with NCFC and has featured in the U.S. Soccer residency program, where he has worked with both the U-17s and U-18s since 2014.
Carranza joins effective immediately with the midfielder eligible to face the Charlotte Independence on Wednesday night. He will sport the No.17 for LouCity.
Name: Jose Carranza
Hometown: Manassas, Virginia
Weight: 154 lbs
Prev. Club: ATL UTD 2
Louisville City FC Permanent Roster as of Monday, August 20:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Tim Dobrolowski, Chris Hubbard, Greg Ranjitsingh
DEFENDERS (6): Paco Craig, Pat McMahon, Alexis Souahy, Oscar Jimenez, Sean Totsch, Shaun Francis
MIDFIELDERS (9): Richard Ballard, Jose Carranza, George Davis IV, Paolo DelPiccolo, Niall McCabe, Brian Ownby, Magnus Rasmussen, Kyle Smith, Devon “Speedy” Williams
FORWARDS (3): Ilija Ilic, Cameron Lancaster, Luke Spencer
About Louisville City FC
Louisville City FC is the defending champion of the United Soccer League (USL), a professional league based in the United States and Canada. Since its inaugural season in 2014, LouCity has been committed to serving the community of Louisville and Commonwealth of Kentucky as the lone professional soccer team in the state. Ground was broken this summer in Butchertown near downtown Louisville for a $65-million soccer-specific stadium, which will be complete in 2020 with a seating capacity of 11,300. Get the latest news on LouCity at LouisvilleCityFC.com and via the club’s channels on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.