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Sacramento Signs Defender Danny Reynolds

By Staff, 12/16/21, 1:23PM EST


Former Defiance player offers versatility on the left side for club

Sacramento Republic FC has signed defender Danny Reynolds, who previously competed in the Championship for Tacoma Defiance in the 2020 season. | Photo courtesy Charis Wilson / Tacoma Defiance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento Republic FC announced on Thursday the club had signed defender Danny Reynolds, adding him to the roster for the 2022 USL Championship season pending league and federation approval. Per club policy, the terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“We like Danny’s versatility along the left side of the defense,” said Republic FC President and General Manager Todd Dunivant. “His ability to play through lines and make incisive passes will fit in well with the way we want to play.”

Reynolds brings prior Championship experience to Republic FC. He was selected 35th overall in the 2020 Major League Soccer SuperDraft by Seattle Sounders FC, and subsequently signed with Tacoma Defiance in February and made his Championship debut for the Pacific Northwest club. In the shortened 2020 season, Reynolds made 12 appearances – six starts, and contributed four assists, leading to a selection to the Team of the Week in Week 15.

Reynolds was born in Oxford, England, where he played for multiple youth programs including Cheltenham Town FC, Reading FC, and Oxford United. He moved to the U.S. to play college soccer, first at Louisville and later at University of North Carolina Wilmington. Before transferring, he tallied three goals and six assists in 40 appearances with the Cardinals.

At UNC Wilmington, he was named the 2019 Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year. He finished his UNCW career with 61 starts in 73 appearances, 9 goals, and 14 assists. Following his college career, Danny joined USL League Two side Brazos Valley Cavalry FC (Bryan, Texas), where he posted one goal.

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