Photo courtesy Burlingame Dragons FC
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento Republic FC announced on Friday the club had signed forward Matt Wiesenfarth for the remainder of the club’s 2017 season.
“We are delighted to bring Matt on board for the final part of the season,” said Republic FC Head Coach and Technical Director Paul Buckle. “He is someone that we brought in on a trial basis and has consistently improved each time out on the training pitch. He is hard-working, honest and has a knack for finding the back of the net. We look forward to seeing more from him.”
Wiesenfarth joins Republic FC following a standout season with the Premier Development League’s Burlingame Dragons FC in 2017. Wiesenfarth, a former UC Davis Aggie, scored 13 goals in just 11 appearances and in just 27 shots; a 48 percent shot conversion rate and an average of 1.18 goals per game. The forward was named honorable mention on the 2017 PDL All-Western Conference Team.
Wiesenfarth was successful in his five seasons at UC Davis, scoring 17 goals and adding eight assists in 86 career appearances. The forward was named the Big West Conference Freshman of the year, as well as recognized with honors on the College Soccer News Freshman All-America Second Team and the All-Big West Second Team three times. He is a Jesuit High School graduate, scoring 110 goals in four seasons.
Wiesenfarth will rejoin defender Elliott Hord, who he played with at UC Davis from 2011-13. His ties to Republic FC date back to his appearance on the Sacramento Future Star team featured at Sacramento Soccer Day on July 18, 2013 when Republic FC unveiled its crest and name to the community.
Elsewhere, the club announced it had released Enrique Montano by mutual consent of the club and the player. Montano made two appearances for Republic FC this season.