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FC Edmonton signs former Michigan Wolverine Jeffrey Quijano

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American defender Jeffery Quijano is the newest member of FC Edmonton.

“He can play right back, centre back,” said FCE director of soccer Joe Petrone. “He’s a very good young player. We are trying to bring in as many young kids as we can. He’s got some speed, he’s got some smarts. He’s six-foot-one. He fits in with the kind of player we want here. When he gets here, we will see what he can do.”

Quijano is a former University of Michigan Wolverine; the Canoga Park, Calif. native played 57 times over four seasons at the school, registering five goals. His all time career total of nine shots on goal over his four collegiate season tells you that he’s wasn’t scouted on the basis that he likes to leave his right-back position and go forward.

Quijano’s biggest collegiate moment came in the 2010 men’s college soccer tournament, when he scored to help the Wolverines knock off No. 2 ranked Maryland.

Jeffrey Quijano

Quijano was seen by FC Edmonton’s brass at the NASL combine in Florida earlier before the beginning of the season. The club would have signed him before the beginning of the NASL season, but Quijano had classes to complete before being ready to embark on his professional career.

While Quijano was born in California, he is eligible to represent El Salvador internationally.

Petrone said the addition of Quijano would help stoke the competitive fires in the players on the squad.

“It mixes the soup up,” said Petrone. “It keeps the guys from getting complacent.”

Two weeks ago, during an FCETV broadcast, Petrone said FCE would be signing a defender and a veteran midfielder who would be coming over from the Netherlands. The announcement of the new Dutch signee is expected in the coming weeks.

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2 Comments

  1. Carlos

    June 28, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Great signing. Jeff is a work horse

  2. seathanaich

    June 26, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    FC Edmonton, like Victoria Highlanders FC, is getting it done on the field. Now the fans need to step up, and bring 5 friends to every home game . . .

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