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Roughnecks Add Argentinean Attacker Fernando Arce

By Tulsa Roughnecks FC, 01/25/18, 8:45AM CST

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The Tulsa Roughnecks F.C. continued to tune up their roster for the 2018 season as attacker Fernando Gabriel Arce was announced as the latest signing, pending league and federation approval. The 22-year-old will come to Tulsa after spending the early years of his brief career in Argentina.

“Fernando is a tall, left-footed player who is fast very strong on the ball with a tremendous shot from distance,” said Head Coach David Vaudreuil. “We expect him to be a threat to score and create chances for his teammates from all over the field with his unique blend of power, speed and technical ability.”

The young Argentinian began his professional career in January of 2016 when he signed with Independiente in his native country and was an effective goal scorer for the reserve side.  His play earned him a loan to Gimnasia Jujuy in the second division of Argentina, where he appeared in 24 matches over the last two seasons.  He returned to Independiente this fall after the completion of the loan.   

Arce is expected to arrive in Tulsa in the next couple of weeks to begin preseason training with the Roughnecks.