Guadeloupe international Luther Archimede recorded three goals in 14 appearances for the New York Red Bulls II this past season after competing for his country at the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup. | Photo courtesy New York Red Bulls II
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento Republic FC announced on Wednesday the club had signed Guadeloupe international Luther Archimède, pending league and federation approval. He will be added to Republic FC’s 2022 roster pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and ITC. Per club policy, the terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“Luther has all of the physical qualities we are looking for in a center forward, but more importantly we are excited to add his mentality and work ethic to our group,” said Republic FC President and General Manager Todd Dunivant. “We feel that he’s ready for a breakout year, and we’re excited to welcome him to Sacramento.”
Archimède comes to Sacramento after spending the 2021 season with fellow Championship side the New York Red Bulls II. He made his Championship debut in August and ended the campaign with three goals and one assist in 14 appearances for the club. The 22-year-old had previously been selected 13th overall in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft by New York Red Bulls.
Prior to being selected by New York, he featured for French Ligue 2 side FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, before moving to the United States to join the soccer program at Syracuse University. With the Orange, Archimède made 20 appearances from 2019-2020, netting five goals and helping Syracuse to the Second Round of the 2019 NCAA College Cup, where they fell to St. John’s University.
Archimede has also logged valuable minutes at the international level. Last summer, he made two appearances for the Guadeloupe National Football Team in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup. In 2018, he featured for the Guadeloupe U-20 National Team in the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship, netting six goals in five contests.