SEATTLE, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC 2 has signed Canadian midfielder Giuliano Frano, the club announced today. Frano, 21, most recently played collegiately for Boston College. Per league and club policy, terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
Frano started all 34 games in his two years at Boston College and led the Golden Eagles with four goals as a junior in 2013. Before Boston College, Frano played at University of Montevallo in Alabama where he started 31 of the 40 games he appeared in for the Falcons.
“Frano is a good two-way midfielder who defends well, but also gets forward well,” said S2 Head Coach Ezra Hendrickson. “Having Frano in the middle with Amadou Sanyang is going to be an excellent pairing for us this season.”
Frano led Montevallo with nine assists as a sophomore in 2012. He also scored four goals and added four assists as a freshman, and was a Peach Belt Conference All-Academic selection.
“It feels great knowing that all the work I put in during the preseason is paying off,” said Frano. “We look forward to showing what we can do tonight as we try to make it with the First Team.”
S2 opens its inaugural USL campaign tonight at 7:30 p.m. PT against defending USL champion Sacramento Republic FC. Members of the media interested in attending the club’s first USL match should contact Branden Griffith [BrandenG@SoundersFC.com] immediately, as press box space and parking considerations are limited.
Tickets to tonight’s contests, as well as season ticket options – including all 14 regular season, post-season and S2 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup games – are available via sndrs.com/ut4w.
Transaction: Seattle Sounders FC 2 signs midfielder Giuliano Frano on March 21, 2015.
Name: Giuliano Frano
Born: May 16, 1993
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Acquired: Signed to S2 roster on March 21, 2015
Previous Experience: Boston College (2013), University of Montevallo (2011-2012)