JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Armada finally have a goalkeeper on the roster.
The club signed 29-year-old Caleb Patterson-Sewell, who played in Portugal in 2016.
Patterson-Sewell who was born in Tennessee, but grew up playing soccer in Australia, made his professional debut in 2005. He made his United States debut in 2007 with the Cleveland City Star of the USL. In 2008, he signed with the New York Red Bulls of MLS.
“We have a very specific profile we look for in a goalkeeper and Caleb was high on our target list," said Armada FC technical director Nathan Walter. "Caleb brings a huge character and presence to this back line and we look forward to seeing him in the Armada jersey this year."
This will not be Patterson-Sewell's first stint in the NASL. He played with the Carolina RailHawks in 2009 before moving to Portugal for the 2011-12 season. He returned to the NASL last year, signing with Rayo OKC before being signed in Portugal once again.
"My family and I are delighted to join the Armada and to return to the states after spending the last six months in Portugal," said Patterson-Sewell. "I cannot wait to meet my new teammates, the fans and integrate into the community and do my part to make the 2017 season a success."
The club had been without a goalkeeper after parting ways with Miguel Gallardo and Sean Lewis.