Tulsa, okra. – FC Tulsa announced Thursday that the club has re-signed defender Angel Bernal to a new deal ahead of the 2023 USL Championship season. This transaction is pending league and federation approval.
Bernal signed for FC Tulsa on September 22nd and appeared in Tulsa’s final four games of the season, making his professional debut on October 12th in a 2-0 victory over Monterey Bay FC. I was. He had 6 interceptions while winning 13 of his 5 tackles and 20 duels.
“For me, regardless of age, if you have the ability, you have the opportunity to play,” said FC Tulsa manager Blair Gavin. At that age, we’re looking for someone who’s fearless, and Angel is fearless.”
Bernal’s path to the pros began in his hometown of San Antonio FC’s Pro Academy. He joined his Academy program in 2016 and then made his debut as a senior in his team at the International Exhibition on 9 July 2021 against PUMA UNAM in LigaMX.
Not long after Bernal came to the attention of MLS clubs. The Houston Dynamo invited the young defender as a guest player to the Generation Adidas Cup in April 2022, with Bernal making his fifth appearance. In September, FC Dallas extended Bernal’s academy contract, and Bernal did not play for two months before Tulsa signed the promising right-back to a professional deal.
“I am excited to start my first year in Tulsa and ready to learn,” said Bernal. “I want to immerse myself in everything and am excited to work with Blair. I am ready to do my best.”
With Bernal officially joining the 2023 roster, all three teenagers who signed professional contracts with FC Tulsa mid-season a year ago are back in the squad for the upcoming USL Championship season. . Luka Sowinskiand Christopher Pearson.