NYCFC acquire Shannon Gomez on one-year loan

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by DAVE MARTINEZ

Just days from their season opener, New York City FC announced the acquisition of Shannon Gomez on a one-year loan from Trinidad and Tobago club, W Connection.

“Shannon is another good young addition to our squad,” team Sporting Director Claudio Reyna said. “He’s a fast right back that can also play as an offensive winger. He’s been in training camp with us for a couple of weeks and has adapted well to the level and the system we are going to play. He also has good experience playing in CONCACAF at the club and national team level for Trinidad & Tobago”

Gomez, 19, is a senior Trinidad and Tobago international and a U.S. resident that has been training with the club over the past two weeks. His loan deal comes with an option to purchase.

The loan is pending receipt of his ITC.

“I’m really excited to be here and I’m trying to take in as many new things as I can to help take my game to the next level,” Gomez said in a statement. “I’m grateful that the club have shown faith in me and have given me this opportunity. To be coached by Patrick Vieira is very special and I’m determined to give my best week in and week out and prove that I can play for this team. There’s a great team spirit in the group after pre-season and we’re all looking forward to the first game.”

“Shannon is a really good surprise,” added Head Coach Patrick Vieira. “He came on trial and he did really well during preseason. He’s young, he’s got pace and is comfortable on the ball. I think it will take a few months for him to get used to the physicality of MLS, but he’s been really good since he’s been with us and is another great prospect for the future.”

Name: Shannon Gomez
Position: Defender
Height: 5’7
Weight: 140 lbs.
Born: October 5, 1996
Age: 19
Hometown: Chaguanas, Trinidad & Tobago
Last Club: W Connection
Citizenship: Trinidad & Tobago