Forward Madison FC has signed 22-year-old midfielder Christian Enriquez, adding a box-to-box presence to the Flamingos’ roster, the organization announced Friday.
“Everyone’s treated me well since I’ve been here, it’s made me feel comfortable,” Enriquez said in a statement. “If you had to put it into one word, it’s positive. I’m excited to get going.”
Enriquez, who has previous experience with Portland Timbers II and 1904 FC in San Diego, adds a unique piece to the Flamingos’ midfield thanks to his ability to work as a two-way player. According to head coach Carl Craig, Enriquez impressed while on trial over the past two weeks.
“I said to [assistant coach] Neil Hlavaty after one or two days into his trial, we need to sign this kid,” Craig said in a statement. “Christian showed straight away what he had. He’s quick, he’s very good one-on-one and he can fire a shot with power and pace. He’ll be a really, really good fit with the group.”
Enriquez said he’s looking forward to playing in Madison.
“I was excited to see how much the community supports the team,” he said. “It’s more than just filling up the stands, it’s being around the city and seeing people wearing a jersey. It gives you extra motivation to know that you’re playing for more than just the club, you’re playing for the city.”
Forward Madison FC hosts New Englan Revolution II at Breese Stevens Field on Saturday, June 19, 7 p.m. The Flamingos will be celebrating Juneteenth this Saturday in a variety of ways.