Sacramento Republic FC has signed goalkeeper Jared Mazzola, who starred for Greenville Triumph SC in the past USL League One campaign. | Photo courtesy Zachary Taft / North Carolina FC
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento Republic FC announced on Thursday the club had signed goalkeeper Jared Mazzola ahead of the 2024 USL Championship season. He will be added to the club’s roster, pending league and federation approval. Per club policy, the terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“Jared’s goalkeeping ability caught our attention, but his character and qualities as a teammate really set him apart,” said Republic FC President and General Manager Todd Dunivant. “We’re thrilled to have him join our goalkeeping corps and feel that he’ll be an impactful addition to our roster, on the field and in the locker room.”
Mazzola joins Sacramento following two seasons with USL League One side Greenville Triumph SC. After signing with Greenville ahead of the 2022 season, he earned the starting spot in 2023 and would go on to appear in all but one match, with 33 appearances and nearly 3,000 minutes played across all competitions. He finished second in the league with 88 saves, while his save percentage (67.7) and goals-against average (1.23) were both in the top five for goalkeepers with more than 20 appearances.
Behind Mazzola’s six clean sheets, Greenville made its fifth consecutive appearance in the League One Playoffs – the only club to play in every postseason since League One’s inception in 2019.
With Danny Vitiello firmly established as Sacramento’s No. 1 in net, Jared Mazzola represents a player Republic FC believes can not only serve as an able back-up this season, but has further potential for growth in the future. While the 24-year-old posted a 1.23 goals-against average, he delivered impressively in Goals Prevented, posting a -3.76 mark across the regular season and playoffs, a sign of the quality of chances he was keeping out in Greenville’s run to a fifth consecutive postseason.
Add in his experience at Quinnipiac University, where he was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and earned selections to the All-MAAC Team and MAAC All-Academic Team in his senior season, and time spent with the New York Red Bulls U23 and AFC Ann Arbor in USL League Two, and there’s positive potential here for Mazzola’s future path.