MIAMI (January 26, 2022) – The Miami FC announced on Wednesday the signing of goalkeeper Jake McGuire ahead of the 2022 USL Championship season, pending league and federation approval.
“Jake is a guy that comes highly recommended,” said Head Coach Anthony Pulis. “He’s been involved with teams at every level in this country plus playing 2 years in Sweden make him very well rounded and ready for the challenge with us. He’s a consummate professional and very good goalkeeper. Excellent shot stopper, commands his box well and good with his feet. We’re really pleased to add him to our goalkeeping department where he’ll add some much needed competition.”
Born in Pomona, California, McGuire spent two years in the youth ranks of Major League Soccer side Chivas USA before joining the University of Tulsa’s NCAA Division I program. There, the 6-foot-3-inch keeper became one of the most coveted players in program history, ranking first in career shutouts (17) and minutes played (6,360), and second in saves (245). After a prosperous college career, MLS’s Houston Dynamo drafted McGuire as the eighth pick in the second round (30th overall) on Jan. 13, 2017.
McGuire spent a year with the Portland Timbers U23 and two years with the Philadelphia Union. He started a friendly against Swansea City on July 15, 2017, before joining the Union’s USL Championship side Bethlehem Steel, now known as Philadelphia Union II, on loan. He played 43 matches over two USL Championship seasons, keeping 10 clean sheets in the process.
In January 2019, McGuire took his talents across the pond to play for Swedish side Gefle IF. The American collected seven clean sheets in 30 games and captained the team to a 2-1 win against Team TG in May 2019.
McGuire returned to the USA in 2021 to play for North Carolina FC during the 2021 USL League 1 season, keeping seven clean sheets across 21 games.
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