ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (January 31, 2020) -- The Tampa Bay Rowdies have signed goalkeeper Ian McGrane to a one-year contract ahead of the 2020 USL Championship season, pending federation approval. Per club policy, further contract details were not disclosed.
McGrane, 24, joins a goalkeeping corps that also includes Evan Louro and Macklin Robinson.
“We’re delighted to add Ian to a goalkeeping group that we feel has a lot of quality in it,” Rowdies Head Coach and Technical Director Neill Collins said. “The competition between Evan, Macklin and Ian every day will make them all grow as players and benefit the Rowdies as well.”
A Pennsylvania native, McGrane finished his collegiate career in the SEC with the University of South Carolina while playing on amateur sides FC Miami City and SC United Bantams. After graduating from South Carolina, McGrane played the 2019 season with AFC Ann Arbor in the NPSL.
Following the conclusion of the NPSL season, the 6-foot-5 goalkeeper signed with Stumptown Athletic in the NISA for fall of last year.
With McGrane now on the roster, Tampa Bay stands at 20 players signed for the 2020 USL Championship season. The full squad is below.
Goalkeepers (3): Evan Louro, Ian McGrane, Macklin Robinson
Defenders (5): Mustapha Dumbuya, Aaron Guillen, Forrest Lasso, Louis Lomas, Jordan Scarlett
Midfielders (8): Jordan Doherty, Yann Ekra, Leo Fernandes, Lewis Hilton, Malik Johnson, Kevin Mendoza, Dom Oduro, Zach Steinberger
Forwards (4): Sebastian Guenzatti, Lucky Mkosana, Kyle Murphy, Juan Tejada