Med City FC announces three more international players

Med City FC is excited to announce three more additions to our inaugural season roster.

Jose Pizarro, from San Jose, Costa Rica, began playing soccer when he was six years old. He’s played on multiple youth category teams. Currently, Jose plays as a midfielder for the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio, a top ranked men’s soccer program within the NAIA.


Pepe Cejudo, from Mexico City, Mexico, currently plays for the University of Northwestern Ohio. During his first season, he scored 11 goals, had six assists, and was named to the First Team All-Conference. Pepe has previously played for Atlante FC U-16 in Mexico, and Levante FC U-17 and U-18 in Spain.


Jake Turnbull, from Newcastle, England, comes to Med City FC from Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky, where he transferred after playing for Salem International University, Division II of the NCAA. Before coming to the United States, he played semi-professional soccer in 5th tier of English soccer for the Blyth Spartans.


Off the pitch, what do you like to do for fun?

Pepe: “I enjoy watching soccer matches in the Spanish or English League because they have the best soccer players in the world. I also like to hang out with my friends and play FIFA, watch all kinds of movies and read books.”

Why did you start playing soccer?
Jake: “I started playing soccer after watching my father play. When I turned five years old, he took me to my first football training session and I’ve played ever since.”

Who or which team do you find your soccer inspiration?
Jose: “All my life I’ve been a strong fan of Real Madrid, even more now because of Keylor Navas. I like the way they play – well set in defense and extremely fast in the transition to attack.”

What excites you the most about playing for Med City FC?
Pepe: “I’m excited to play for Med City FC because it’s a new team, and I would like to help make a good first season. I’m also excited to start the season because of the professionalism of Med City FC, all of its staff and to experience my first NPSL season. I’m sure it’s going to be a great season.”

Jake: “The thing that excites me the most about playing for Med City FC is the opportunity to work with Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine and use their facilities, as well as the chance to win a conference title in the club’s first year of operating.”

Jose: “This is going to be my first experience playing outside of the college level. I like new experiences. For Med City FC, it will also be the first season, so helping the team gain prestige and have a great season is what excites me the most.”

More Additions to the Med City FC 2017 Roster!

Med City FC is proud to announce the signing of three more players to the 2017 roster.

Ignacio (Nacho) Garrido, from Madrid, Spain, plays as a midfielder for Hannibal LaGrange University in Hannibal, Missouri. In his final collegiate soccer season, Garrido and his team won the regular season championship and played in the NAIA National Championship.

Matias Pazos is a midfielder coming to us from West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, West Virginia. Pazos is from Madrid, Spain and has experience playing for many different teams in addition to West Virginia Tech, including Atletico de Madrid, CD Galapagar, Las Rozas CF and Torrelodones CF.

Fredrik Mansson is a defender currently playing for University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio. Mansson, from Skene, Sweden, played for a local Swedish club, Skene IF, before moving across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States so he could combine soccer development with studies.

Off the pitch, what do you like to do for fun?
Matias: “When I’m not playing soccer, I like to travel and spend time with my family and friends.”

Why did you start playing soccer?
Nacho: “I started playing soccer when I was eight because my uncle and grandfather are passionate for the game. We used to watch every game together, either at home or in the stadium. They were the main reason why I started playing the beautiful game.”

Who or which team do you find your soccer inspiration?
Fredrik: “I would say I find inspiration from two Swedish players. Of course, like every other Swede, the first is one of the greatest players of all time – Zlatan Ibrahimovic. It’s very impressive to be 35 years old and still deliver at a top level as one of the best. The other player is Ludwig Augustinsson, a Swedish leftback who plays for FC Copenhagen. I appreciate his dedication to the sport. He takes excellent care of his body through nutrition and training. He invests in his development and does everything he can to reach as far as he can. This inspires me and makes me want to be even better at taking care of myself and invest in my football development.”

What excites you the most about playing for Med City FC?
Nacho: “The thing that excites me the most is the opportunity to keep playing soccer after graduation. After playing four years at college, I want to take my game to the next level and focus 100 percent on soccer. I feel I have a great chance to do it. I am also very excited about playing for Coach Corey. I really like his goals for this coming season, and that made my final decision much easier.”

Matias: “Med City FC is the best place for me to keep developing as a player. I’m sure we will have a very competitive team and will do great things.”

Fredrik: “I am excited to play in an excellent environment for developing as a player. I also look forward to experiencing more American culture and being a part of the Med City and Rochester communities.”

Ignacio Milla becomes first international player on Med City FC roster

Ignacio Milla becomes first international player on Med City FC roster

About Ignacio
Med City FC announced today the signing of defender Ignacio Milla from Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas. He comes to Med City FC with extensive experience after playing academy and collegiate soccer, as well as in the National Premier Soccer League.

Before coming to the United States, Milla played soccer for Southern Cross School in Santiago, Chile, and served as captain while playing for One Sports Chile. After graduating from high school, Milla enrolled at University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee, and then transferred to Lyon College. As a sophomore, Milla was named to the American Midwest Conference First Team, playing as a defender. Milla previously played for Nashville FC in Nashville, Tennessee during their final season in the NPSL.

Off the pitch, what do you like to do for fun?
“I spend most of my off time with my friends. At Lyon College, I live with six other Chileans so we have a nice little community. We spend a lot of time talking, listening to music or playing FIFA, which can get pretty intense!”

Why did you start playing soccer?
“I’ve been playing soccer all of my life. Back home, it is the most popular sport by far, so you are kind of born with a soccer ball at your feet. Both of my parents are soccer fans too, so I grew up in an environment where we watched soccer every weekend on TV, and went to different stadiums to watch live soccer.”

Where do you find your soccer inspiration?
“I’m a Universidad Catolica fan, which is a team from Chile. I like watching games for the soccer quality more than to root for a team. But, because I have a Spanish roommate, I’ve become fascinated with Atletico Madrid, with their style and how they fight until the end of every game. If I had to choose a role model it would be Sergio Ramos. He’s definitely a fighter and an ambitious guy. Besides, he has incredible quality as a player.”

What excites you the most about playing for Med City FC?
“It’s the environment. All that surrounds the club feels really professional and dedicated to make this organization an important fixture in U.S. soccer. Every person I’ve had the opportunity to talk to wants to make Med City FC successful.”