Energy FC signed midfielder Philip Rasmussen for the 2017 season, head coach Jimmy Nielsen announced today. The contract is pending USL and U.S. Soccer Federation approval.
Rasmussen, a 6-0, 180-pounder from Kobenhavn, Denmark, has played the last four seasons with Lyngby in the Danish Superleague. During those four seasons, he appeared in 101 matches and started 89. He scored four goals in just over 7,800 minutes of play.
Prior to his stint with Lyngby, he played matches with Vestsjaelland, Viborg and Nordsjaelland in either the Danish Superleague or 1st Division. The 8th year pro has appeared in a total of 143 matches, logged nearly 10,000 minutes of play and scored nine goals.
“He will provide a good, physical presence in our midfield,” said Nielsen. “He is technically and tactically on a very high level. He’s a typical box-to-box midfielder. He is aware of his defensive responsibilities and not afraid of joining the offensive attack. Coming from the Danish Superliga, the highest level in Danish soccer, I expect him to come with hunger and be a difference maker for our club.”
“I had some good conversations with Jimmy and also my former teammate Danni König. And after speaking with them there was no doubt,” said Rasmussen. ”It’s a big experience for me to live in a new country and play in a new league. My expectation for the 2017 season is to win a championship. So I can’t wait to meet all my new teammates, coaches and fans.”
Rasmussen joins forwards Miguel Gonzalez, Alex Dixon, and Danni König; midfielders Luis Martinez, Daniel Gonzalez, Alejandro Covarrubias, and Juan Pablo Guzman; defenders Sam Fink, Kyle Hyland, Coady Andrews, Richard Dixon, and Michael Harris; and goalkeepers Cody Laurendi, C.J. Cochran and Jacob Lissek as players officially signed for the 2017 season.
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