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San Antonio FC signs defender Shannon Gomez

San Antonio FC has signed defender Shannon Gomez pending league and federation approval, the club announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are pleased to add Shannon to the SAFC community,” said SAFC Head Coach Alen Marcina. “He is a dynamic wingback with exceptional speed who is very good in defensive duals. His team-first mentality, ultra-competitiveness, and demonstration of resilient behaviors throughout his career fit our team identity.”

Gomez joins SAFC after spending the previous four seasons with Sacramento Republic FC in the USL Championship. A pivotal member of the Republic squad over that span, Gomez amassed 80-plus appearances during his time in Sacramento, recording over 6,000 minutes played. Gomez recently surpassed 100 professional games played which started in 2015 with W Connection Football Club in his home country of Trinidad and Tobago.

Following his time with W Connection, Gomez joined New York City FC if Major League Soccer where he spent the 2016 and 2017 seasons prior to be loaned out to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL Championship in 2017.

The 25-year-old has appeared in CONCACAF Champions League and Open Cup matches along with his league appearances during his career. The defender has represented Trinidad and Tobago at the full international level, receiving his first callup to the full national team in 2015. Gomez has also represented Trinidad and Tobago at the U-17, U-20, U-21 and U-22 levels.

Gomez will wear No. 22 for the club.