Tulsa, okra. – FC Tulsa announced on Tuesday the return of midfielder Aimar Membrilla to the club’s squad after joining the club as a USL Academy signing for a second campaign. The Tulsa-born prospect was one of his pre-season USL Championship action with FC Tulsa, where he made two appearances, and Lamarr, who also played at the Hunt US Open in his Cup.
Blair Gavin, head coach of FC Tulsa, said: “He cares deeply about the club, works hard to reach his full potential and has many qualities. I look forward to helping.”
Membrilla made his debut as an 18-year-old for FC Tulsa in the second round of last year’s Lamar Hunt US Open Cup against Tulsa Athletic. In league matches, the midfielder has been named to his side Tulsa nine times, with Detroit City FC on 24 September and Indy Eleven on 1 October, where he made two appearances as a substitute. In these three games, FC Tulsa has his two wins and one draw.
“I am very excited to re-sign with FC Tulsa this year,” Membrilla said. “I am very motivated to take advantage of whatever opportunities present themselves this season.”
Membrilla worked his way up the youth ranks at the local level, starting with Metro Tulsa Soccer Club before joining Tulsa Soccer Club in 2011. In addition to his time spent in Tulsa, he spent his 2016 at his FC Dallas academy training and competing with teams in the USL League Two. 2018-2021 North Carolina Fusion U23.
In January, Membrilla pledged to play for the University of Tulsa when the 2023 campaign begins in the fall. Alongside midfielder Renan Mendoza.
Membrilla is an available choice for Wednesday’s Tulsa Derby between FC Tulsa and Tulsa Athletic in the second round of the 2023 US Open Cup, the same matchup that debuted in 2022.