Armada FC signs MF Junior Sandoval


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Armada FC continued the rebuilding of their roster by signing attacking midfielder Junior Sandoval. The 25-year-old from Quimistán, Honduras, arrives in Jacksonville after a stint with Colombian Primera A side Jaguares de Córdoba, where he made 14 appearances, scored one goal and became only the third Honduran ever to play in the Colombian first division.

“Junior is an attack-minded player who is very good technically,” said Tony Meola, Armada FC head coach and technical director. “He’s scored goals in this league, and when we had the opportunity to bring him in, we just thought it added another dimension to what we could do.”

Sandvoal spent the 2014 season with the Atlanta Silverbacks where he finished second on the team with seven goals in 24 appearances.

“We’re at the point where we’re late in the game (of building a roster), and guys that we bring in have to be of a mold that we don’t already have,” Meola said. “Junior can beat you in a couple of different ways. He’s good on the dribble and his long-range shooting is outstanding. He gives us a different look.”