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FC Baltimore to hold team’s final open tryout on May 6

FC Baltimore will hold their final open tryout for the their inaugural season on May 6 from 7-9 p.m. at Eastern Park Turf Field in Middle River, MD.

The registration for the tryout costs $50. Every participant in the tryout will receive a t-shirt. All ages are welcome to the tryout, while minors (ages 17 or younger) are required to have a parent or legal guardian present.

Participants are advised to arrive at Eastern Regional Park Turf Field at least 30 minutes early to warm-up and check-in. They are expected to bring a water bottle, shin guards and an inflated soccer ball.

Their roster currently consists of the following players:

1 Quantrell Jones GK University of Maryland Baltimore County
3 Michael DeShields D Wake Forest University
4 Jade Mesias M Benedictine College
5 Nate Hall F Clemson University
7 Tyler Gebarra M NC State University
8 Grant Robinson M George Mason University
9 Brady O’Connor M George Washington University
10 Tunde Akinlosotu F George Mason University
11 Joshua Fawole M Loyola University Maryland
12 Kevin Coleman M KC Kaiserslautern
13 Sean Clarke M University of Cincinnati
15 Ben Dao F James Madison University
16 Collin Jouan M Loyola University Maryland
21 Eremuse Momoh M University of Pennsylvania
22 Colin Weyant D University of Maryland Baltimore County
23 Chris DeMartino D University of Louisville
25 Jake Dengler D Loyola University Maryland
33 Joel Teston F York College
37 Lucas Mendes F N/A
45 Tre Pulliam F University of Maryland Baltimore County
67 Cale Thorne D Clemson University
92 Avionne Flanagan M University of South Florida

Mendes is the most recent signing for FC Baltimore. He was named the Gatorade National High School Player of the Year in 2016, playing high school soccer at Washington-Lee High School.

“Lucas is the sort of player you can build a team around,” said Director of Soccer Operations Alex Lubyansky on March 21. “His attacking prowess is unmatched, and we are committed to showcasing his talent this summer in order to earn him a professional contract and a serious look from the US National Team staff.”

The coaching staff consists of the following members:

Brandon Quaranta  –  Head Coach

William Vanzela  –  Assistant Coach & Director of Community Relations

Vini Dantas  –  Assistant Coach

Mike Griffith  –  Assistant Coach & Assistant Director of Community Relations

Greg Loftus  –  Analyst

FC Baltimore “Social Butterfly” Contest

FC Baltimore will hold their “Social Butterfly” contest, with a drawing being held on May 10. Every time a friend is mentioned a friend on FC Baltimore’s official Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page, the fan receives on free entry in the contest. There are unlimited entries in the contest. The winner will be announced on all of FC Baltimore’s social media platforms.

FC Baltimore kicks off their inaugural season on Friday May 11 at 7 p.m. in a home game against DC United U-23. There matches will be streamed here on FOX Sports 1340 AM, the official online partner of FC Baltimore.

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Born in Norfolk, VA, raised in the Baltimore area and currently living there. Originally pursuing a degree in exercise science at McDaniel, Andrews became interested in sports writing. He was the sports editor of McDaniel's newspaper in 2014 and became an English major, and hasn't looked back since.

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