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CARSON, CA - MARCH 18: A detailed view of the game ball on the pitch during the MLS match between D.C. United and the Los Angeles Galaxy at The Home Depot Center on March 18, 2012 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeated United 3-1. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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Republic FC Signs Christian Eissele

(Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - MARCH 18: A detailed view of the game ball on the pitch during the MLS match between D.C. United and the Los Angeles Galaxy at The Home Depot Center on March 18, 2012 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeated United 3-1. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

(Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Sacramento Republic FC took to Twitter today to announce the signing of forward Christian Eissele, pending league and federation approval.

Eissele comes to Sacramento from Ykkönen, Finland’s First Division. There, he ranked third among all goal scorers with 11 goals to his name.

Paul Buckle, head coach and technical director, tells Republic FC fans:

“We are delighted to sign Christian to the club. He is a quality player with international experience, height and goal scoring capabilities that will fit in nicely with the likes of Wilson [Kneeshaw] and Cam [Iwasa].”

Prior to his five years in Finnish and Swedish leagues, Eissele lived in the United States and was born in Orlando, FL.