UTICA, N.Y. – Utica City FC general manager Tommy Tanner announced today that the club has acquired Christian Segura from the San Diego Sockers in exchange for forward Slavisa Ubiparipovic. Per team and league policies, terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

Segura netted 11 points (6-5-11) in 15 games last season with the Sockers. He has been a dangerous scorer throughout his MASL career, averaging a 1.25 points per game. The 28-year-old played for Soles de Sonora three seasons, helping the Soles to back-to-back MASL championship game appearances in 2015-16 and 2016-17 before joining San Diego.

In 2017-18, Segura netted a career-high 22 goals in 22 games (22-9-31 points), finishing fourth on the team in scoring. In his 82-game MASL career, Segura has 73 goals and 30 assists (73-30-103).

“We are excited to bring Christian into our team,” said Tommy Tanner. “I have watched him for the past three years and have always been a fan. He is a very good attacking player and has scored a lot of big goals in his career. He will bring excitement to the ADK Bank Center that’s for sure.”

“Slavisa has been a very special player to myself and our organization for the past eight years and I thought would finish his career in Utica,” Tanner continued. “I will never hold a player back from pursuing a different career path or life change so when Slavisa came to us and said he was sure that moving to San Diego was something he wanted to do we did our best to make it happen and receive a player in Christian Segura that will help us win a Championship. We will miss Slavisa and wish him the best in the next phase of his life and are looking forward to the upcoming season.”

Utica City opens at home against their rivals the Baltimore Blast in an early season rematch of last year’s playoff series on Sunday, November 24. Individual game tickets are on sale now by visiting empirestatetix.com or by calling the Box Office at 315-790-9070.

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