Ever Guzman scored 23 goals for San Antonio FC since joining the club in 2017, making him the leading scorer in SAFC's history. | Photo courtesy Darren Abate / San Antonio FC
HARTFORD, Conn. – Hartford Athletic announced on Thursday that Ever Guzmán has been signed for the 2020 season, pending league and federation approval. Guzmán joins Alex Dixon and Dre Deas as forwards on the roster. He is the sixteenth player signed for the upcoming USL Championship season.
Guzmán joins Hartford from San Antonio FC of the Championship’s Western Conference. Guzmán is the all-time leader in goals in SAFC history with 23, and this past season scored eight goals in 25 appearances to rank second on the team. He also earned Championship Player of the Week honors after scoring a hat trick in a 4-3 victory over Portland Timbers 2 in October, the first hat trick in SAFC history. Guzmán also holds San Antonio’s single-season record for goals scored, 11, which he set in 2018.
Prior to joining SAFC, the striker spent time playing for Correcaminos UAT in Ascenso MX, where he scored 9 goals in 53 appearances from 2015-17. He made his professional debut for Monarcas Morelia in 2004 and went on to make 50 appearances for them in the span of 13 years. Guzmán also spent time with six different clubs within Liga MX and Ascenso MX, including Veracruz and two different spells with Venados FC.
The 31-year-old arrived in the professional limelight when he helped lead the U-17 Mexican National Team to victory at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru in 2005. Playing alongside the likes of Carlos Vela and Giovanni Dos Santos, Guzmán finished with the second-most goals in the tournament (four) and scored the third and final goal in the 3-0 win over Brazil in the final.