2018 Roster Updates

March 16, 2018

Lane United FC have continued to strengthen the relationship forged with Creighton University to help build the 2018 roster. After former Red and Creighton University alum, Ricky Lopez-Espin was drafted in this year’s MLS superdraft to Real Salt Lake, LUFC was happy to bring in a few more Creighton players to add to this season’s roster.

Joining the 2018 squad, LUFC has committed Creighton University’s Antony Macchione, Julius Fohr (pending ITC) and Paul Kruse (pending ITC).

Macchione A returning LUFC Red and Creighton redshirt junior and a classic #9. He transferred from Akron during the spring of 2017. During his time with Akron, he appeared in 18 matches as a freshman and 13 as a sophomore before transferring to Creighton where he competed in their spring season logging 4 matches and 1 goal. Macchione is a Portland Timbers Academy alum where he led the team in goals with three game winners in 2012 and 2013.

“ Excited to have Anthony back with us this summer.  I am delighted to work with him again and expect him to have a big impact this summer.  He is so clinical in front of goal, and if he finds his form, I think he’ll have a great summer and carry that into his fall campaign with Creighton” – John Galas

Fohr A center back and international from Berlin, Germany, has just finished his freshman season at Creighton. He appeared in 19 matches, starting in 14 of them, becoming the only freshman to log over 1,000 minutes in his freshman season. He also notched one point on an assist against No. 12 Loyola- Chicago. Prior to Creighton he played most recently at the club level for SpVgg Burgbrohl. Fohr’s participation is still pending league and International approval.

“ Julius comes to us highly recommended from Creighton and I think he will fit in well with this group we are building.  He logged some good minutes at Creighton this past fall and showed his quality throughout the year.  I am really looking forward to working with him this summer and help in his continued development.” – John Galas

Paul Kruse – Creighton University charts its fourth member of this season’s LUFC roster with the addition of goalkeeper, Paul Kruse. Kruse just began his freshman year in December, joining the BlueJays just in time for the 2018 spring season. Kruse is originally from Heibronn, Germany where he compete with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Academy. He led the squad to the 2016 German National Championship and is a part of the U18 German National Team Pool.

“ Paul continues our long line of quality goalkeeping at this club.  The “Big German” has a great pedigree spending time with the U18 German National Team and will immediately compete for playing time this summer.  I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him as he prepares for his first full collegiate season this fall at Creighton. ” – John Galas