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.
BREAKING: Republic FC bolster the front line with the signing of forward Christian Eissele for the 2018 @USL season.
— Republic FC (@SacRepublicFC) January 17, 2018
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.