MOMIC LOOKS TO MAKE BIG IMPACT IN FIRST SEASON
Uros Momic may be a rookie in the MASL, but the Serbian Striker is no stranger to the sport of soccer.
Better known by his nickname, MoMo, Momic spent the majority of 2018-19 season on Utica City’s practice squad after finishing at Bryant & Stratton College, helping him acclimate to the indoor game faster.
“Honestly, I don’t feel as a rookie because all last year I was practicing with the team so I kind of had time to learn the intricate details of the game,” said Momic. “I feel confident to step in and help the guys win.”
The forward has had success everywhere he’s played, including his most recent stint in the NPSL with the Rochester Lancers, where he scored five goals in 12 matches. He was a standout in college as well, tallying 24 goals and 10 assists in 23 career games. He was also named a USCAA Division I All-Americans and USCAA Division I Player of the Year after helping lead the Bobcats to the National Championship game.
With a year of indoor practice under his belt, MoMo is ready to make his presence felt on the pitch. “I think I fit in greatly. I will just try to do my job on defense and try to contribute as much to offense as much as I can,” Momic commented.
Momic attended several Utica City games last season as a fan and knows what type of atmosphere the fans bring to the Adirondack Bank Center. “I was sitting in the crowd and I was wishing I could play down there with the team. Now I know the time is coming for me to play at the Adirondack Bank Center and I’m super buzzed for both the international match and the home opener.”
While he’s excited for the season, the 27-year-old knows it’s important to take things one game at a time. “For me the next game is the most important. Honestly, I don’t care who we play against. It’s just the next opponent; we start with the small then go for the big.”
MoMo and Utica City FC take on Canada in an international matchup this Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Adirondack Bank Center. Tickets are just $5 and can be purchased in person at the Box Office, over the phone by calling (315) 790-9070 or online at www.empirestatetix.com.