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Memphis Announces Return of Metzger, Segbers for 2021

By USLChampionship.com Staff, 01/04/21, 12:36PM EST

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Defensive newcomer Segbers has option exercised, Metzger back for third season at club


Midfielder Dan Metzger and defender Mark Segbers will both return to Memphis 901 FC for the 2021 Championship campaign.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis 901 FC announced on Monday the first pieces of its 2021 roster with two returning players in defender Mark Segbers and midfielder Dan Metzger. Segbers’ 2021 option was recently picked up by the club while Metzger will be in the second year of a contract signed prior to the 2020 season.

Segbers joined 901 FC prior to the 2020 season and quickly became an integral part of the club’s backline. Throughout the shorted 15-match season, Segbers made 10 starts with 823 minutes played. Segbers brought impressive speed as a wingback and often got up the field, involving himself in the attack. Last season he tallied two assists on 23 crosses and scored one goal on two shots. 

“We are excited to keep Mark in Memphis for another season. His defensive ability and drive to push forward in the attack make him a handful on both sides of the ball,” said 901 FC Sporting Director Tim Howard.  

Since the completion of the season, Segbers has been playing on loan with Los Angeles FC of Major League Soccer.

Metzger, who has played with 901 FC since the club’s inaugural season, has made 30 appearances with 27 starts collecting over 2,000 minutes played.

“Dan brings a wealth of experience to the locker room,” Howard said. “His versatility and work ethic will be important as we look to build for 2021.”

Metzger has played an essential role both as a physical player and as a distributor in the center mid position. In 2019 he was in the top five in passes made and led the team in passing accuracy.

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