seaside, california – Monterey Bay FC announced Tuesday that the club has signed defender Max Glasser to a one-year deal ahead of the 2023 USL Championship season. This transaction is pending league and federation approval.
The 22-year-old added depth ahead of the new season at full-backs Crisp and Kelp, joining the club after impressing this pre-season. Glasser started Major League Soccer for his club San Jose in the pre-season opener against the Earthquakes, where he started for MBFC and showed strong play at left-back.
“Max has had a very good preseason so far and handled the game against the Earthquakes well,” said Yallop. “You wouldn’t know it was his first game. He works hard and integrates well into the team. Max has exceptional speed and brings a lot of versatility.”
A native of Novato, California, Glasser previously played for UC Davis during his college days. He scored 3 goals and 10 assists in 4,955 minutes in his 71 appearances (56 starts) in his four seasons with the Aggies, and played in the 2018 final against Santa Clara. I scored a goal.
In addition to earning All-Big West Conference honors in three of his four seasons (2019, 2021, 2022), Glasser was named to the Big West Conference All-Academic Team twice (2019). year, 2021). As a junior, Glasser was one of his two Aggies to start in every game of the season and recorded his career-high six of his assists. Of those, he played three games in a row, with Big He assisting an equalizer in the West’s Conference Tournament Quarterfinals.
“I’ve been here for about two weeks and I love it. It’s a beautiful area,” Glasser said. “I am thrilled to be here. Frank [Yallop] A highly accomplished coach who has made a career as an attacking fullback. I want to learn from him, I want to learn from the team, and I want to move forward.
“The game was a bit of trial and error. [Cristian] Espinoza and I thought we’d have our own. It was kind of an out of body experience thrown in there, but I played my game and enjoyed the challenge. , to help the team reach the playoffs. “