UTICA, N.Y. – Utica City FC announced today that the club has signed Slavisa Ubiparipovic for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Per team and league policies, the terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Ubiparipovic spent last season with the Syracuse Silver Knights, recording 23 goals and 16 assists in 21 games last season.

The veteran has spent his entire MASL career with the Silver Knights. In 136 career games, he has tallied 119 goals and 101 assists. He was also named Rookie of the Year for the 2011-12 season.

The 5’11” midfielder/forward began his soccer career in his native Bosnia and came to the U.S. in 1999. He was named Ohio State Player of the Year during his senior year in high school in Mentor, OH, and broke the school’s all-time points record. He went on to play for Xavier University, where he was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team. He then played for Cleveland State University, where he was named first-team All-Horizon League and NCAA Division I All-Ohio first team.

“Slavisa brings composure and a technical ability on the field that separates him from most players in the MASL,” said General Manager Tommy Tanner. “He is a special player whom we will need to be a leader in the league this season.”

The first chance to see Ubiparipovic and his teammates compete at the Adirondack Bank Center will be on November 18 at 2 p.m. Fans can download up to four free tickets by visiting empirestatetix.com. The inaugural home opener will take place on Sunday, December 2 against the 3-time reigning champion Baltimore Blast. Tickets are available for purchase by visiting empirestatetix.com or by calling 315-790-9070.

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