COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced on Friday it had re-signed Guam international Shane Malcolm to a new contract and had exercised contract options on midfielder Saeed Robinson and defender Jamal Jack ahead of the 2019 USL Championship season.
“With as much turnover we will have on the team, it's important to have players familiar with the club,” said Switchbacks Head Coach Steve Trittschuh. “These three contributed a lot last season and I expect them to perform even better in 2019.”
Malcolm has made 61 appearances over the past two seasons for the Switchbacks, and this past season tied for the team-high with six goals while also recording five assists. Malcolm has recorded 49 key passes over his first two seasons with the Switchbacks and has recorded a passing accuracy rate of 75.39 percent over that time.
The 27-year-old native of Jamaica has also competed regularly for Guam over the course of his career and has recorded two goals in 20 appearances for the Matao since making his debut in 2014.
Robinson will enter his fourth season with the Switchbacks in 2019 after scoring five goals in 33 games in the past campaign. The 28-year-old return to Colorado Springs for his second stint with the club after joining North Carolina FC in 2017 and doubled his career total for goals with a strong second half of the regular season.
Robinson has recorded 10 goals and three assists in 85 appearances all-time in the USL Championship, having previously played in USL League Two for FC Tucson and the LA Misioneros before joining the Switchbacks in 2015 to start his professional career.
Jack returns for his second season with the Switchbacks after anchoring the club’s defense in 2018. He played and started in each of the club’s 34 regular-season games in 2018, leading the team in clearances (191), blocks (28), duels won (169), aerial duels (135), and aerial duels won (89).
Jack’s 191 clearances ranked fifth in the USL Championship in the 2018 season, while his 28 blocks finished tied for fifth in the league.