ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Dec. , 2020) – The Tampa Bay Rowdies have re-signed goalkeeper Ian McGrane to a one-year deal with a club option for 2022.
Before joining the Rowdies, McGrane played collegiate soccer with the University of South Carolina (USC). While in college, he also played amateur soccer with FC Miami City and SC United Bantams. Post-graduation from USC, McGrane played with AFC Ann Arbor in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).
“Ian didn’t get an opportunity last year to show the fans how good he is, but from his first day in training, he showed an unbelievable desire to improve,” said Rowdies Head Coach Neill Collins. “I believe Ian has all the makings of becoming a top goalkeeper, and if he shows the same effort and determination as last year, I am sure he will push Evan all the way for the number one spot.”
McGrane, 25, did not appear in any games during the 2020 season as a second-string goalkeeper behind Evan Louro.
"I’m excited to be back working with a talented group of guys,” McGrane said. “I am eager to get back to the field and continue on building on where we left off last year."
More new and returning players will be announced in the coming weeks. The Rowdies roster now stands at (14) players.
2021 Roster Information:
Goalkeeper(s): Ian Mcgrane
Defender(s): Jordan Scarlett, Forrest Lasso, Aaron Guillen, Max Lachowecki
Midfielder(s): Sebastian Dalgaard, Lewis Hilton, Jordan Doherty, Yann Ekra, Leo Fernandes
Forward(s): Juan Tejada, Sebastian Guenzatti, Lucky Mkosana, Steeven Dos Santos