RENO, Nev. – Reno 1868 FC announced on Thursday it had signed Swiss defender Nick Von Niederhäusern, pending league and federation approval. Von Niederhäusern will play an integral defensive role alongside Jimmy Ockford, Brenton Griffiths and Jordan Murrell.
“Nick [Von Niederhäusern] has proven himself at the top level of Swiss soccer,” said 1868 FC Head Coach Ian Russell. “I believe he will enhance our defensive tactics.”
Von Niederhäusern, 27, most recently played for Swiss [Raiffeisen] Super League club, FC Vaduz from. Over the past three seasons he made a total of 74 appearances with Vaduz, including nine in UEFA Europa League qualifying matches. He was also part of Vaduz’s Liechtenstein Cup Championships in 2014, ‘15 and ‘16. Vaduz posted a plus-44 goal differential in the Liechtenstein Cup during Von Niederhäusern’s time with the club.
Von Niederhäusern started his career with Swiss Challenge League club FC Winterthur, where he made 96 appearances from 2009-13. While playing for Winterthur, Von Niederhäusern made seven appearances for the Switzerland U20 team.