New FC Tulsa signing Blaine Ferri made 40 appearances for North Texas SC over the past two seasons, and made almost 50 appearances for the United States at the U-15, U-17 and U-19 levels internationally. | Photo courtesy North Texas SC
TULSA, Okla. – FC Tulsa announced on Tuesday the club had signed former United States youth international Blaine Ferri ahead of the 2023 USL Championship season. The transaction is pending league and federation approval.
Ferri, a native Texan, made nearly 50 international appearances for the United States at the U-15, U-17, and U-19 levels. His international accolades include five appearances in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup for the United States as well as the competing for the side that earned second place in the 2017 Concacaf U-17 Championship. Among Ferri’s former teammates are current United States internationals Timothy Weah, Sergiño Dest, and Josh Sargent, all of whom are currently competing at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup in Qatar.
“Blaine is a versatile midfielder who has the ability to unlock a match with a final pass,” said FC Tulsa Head Coach Blair Gavin. “His vision and his ability on the ball will help us generate control and put heavy pressure on our opponents.”
Prior to signing with FC Tulsa, Ferri’s playmaking ability was on full display in two seasons with North Texas SC. Ferri appeared 40 times for NTSC across two seasons and recorded four assists and 24 chances created in 21 appearances in USL League One during the 2021 campaign.
Ferri also competed for German side SpVgg Greuther Fürth II in 2019 and for Inter Miami CF II in 2020 prior to his arrival at North Texas.