STARS SIGN FORMER SOUNDERS FC MIDFIELDER MIGUEL IBARRA
TACOMA, CA. – The Tacoma Stars have announced the signing of former Seattle Sounders FC and current San Diego Loyal player Miguel Ibarra to an agreement. Per league and team policies, the terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Ibarra, a native of Lancaster, California, appeared in 12 games for Seattle following three seasons with Minnesota United. He has 11 goals in 96 MLS appearances.
While playing college soccer with Taft University Ibarra was named as Central Valley Conference MVP. Tacoma Stars midfielder Alex Caceres was Ibarra’s roommate while playing at Taft. After two seasons at Taft, Ibarra transferred to UC-Irvine and was named Big West Co-Offensive Player of the Year and All-Big West First Team in 2011.
In addition to his MLS time, Ibarra has seen action on the International stage as well. Ibarra was called up to the USMNT for a 2014 friendly against Ecuador. That made him the first American second division player called up to the national team since 2005.
Stars owner Lane Smith was familiar with the talents of Ibarra well before the signing. “I have got to know Miguel over the last few years and is an experienced and talented soccer player ready to take on the Indoor soccer craft,“ said Smith.
Ibarra will be available to suit up for tomorrow's match against the Baltimore Blast. Kick-off is set for 7:00 pm as Baltimore makes its first-ever trip to the accesso ShoWare Center.
The Stars welcome the Baltimore Blast for their first-ever visit to the ShoWare Center on Saturday, February 19. Kick-off is set for 7:05 pm and you can get your tickets to both games at tacomastars.showare.com today.
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