Huntsville City FC sign goalkeeper Simon Jillson

Huntsville City FC have added to their squad depth ahead of the 2024 season, signing goalkeeper Simon Jillson. From the press release:

“We are thrilled to add another talented player to the Huntsville City FC squad for 2024,” said Matt Cairns, Huntsville City FC Director of Soccer Operations. “Simon is a proven professional goalkeeper in MLS NEXT Pro. Coming off a successful season with LA Galaxy II, we are confident his calmness and composure in goal will be a great addition to the club.”

Jillson joins Huntsville after spending last season in MLS NEXT Pro’s Western Conference with LA Galaxy II. The goalkeeper made 21 starts with Galaxy II in 2023, playing the fourth-most minutes of any keeper. He was second in the league with 85 saves and kept three clean sheets. Jillson also spent time last season with parent club LA Galaxy on a short-term loan. Jillson will be available to play in the club’s season opening match on Saturday, March 16 against Chattanooga FC at 2 p.m. CT.

Huntsville City FC Roster

Goalkeepers: Simon Jillson, Jake Grekowicz**, Ben Martino*
Defenders: Scott Cheevers**, Fernando Ciceron, Kessy Coulibaly, Charly Dealmonte**, Tomás Ritondale, Joey Skinner*
Midfielders: Patrick Amarh, Jonathan Bolaños, Isaiah Johnston, Isaiah Jones*, Sergi Oriol, and Ollie Wright 
Forwards: Forster Ajago*, Alexis Cerritos, Maximus Ekk, Woobens Pacius*, and Adem Sipić*  

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*Nashville SC player
**Nashville SC academy player

Author: Ben Wrightis the Director of Soccer Content and a Senior MLS Contributor for Broadway Sports covering Nashville SC and the US National Team. Previously Ben was the editor and a founder of Speedway Soccer, where he has covered Nashville SC and their time in USL before journeying to Major League Soccer since 2018. Raised in Louisville, KY Ben grew up playing before a knee injury ended his competitive career. When he is not talking soccer he is probably producing music, drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids. Mastodon

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