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03-07-06, 01:12 PM
Miami adds eight
Haitian, Jamaican internationals among additions
Miami FC News Release - www.miamifc.com

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

MIAMI, FL -- Miami FC is pleased to announce the signings of an additional eight players as the team prepares to complete a core 20-player roster ahead of training camp, which begins on March 15. The eight players signed include Haitian and Jamaican National Team players Stephane Guillaume and Sean Fraser as well as former Miami Fusion defender John Ramos and Charleston Battery goalkeeper Chris Doyle.

These players join the clubs draft picks, defender JP Rodrigues and goalkeeper Hunter Gilstrap, signed earlier.

Chris Doyle, 26, a native of Dublin, California, was a four-year starting Goalkeeper at the University of Hartford. Doyle played the last three seasons with fellow USL team, Charleston Battery. He tops the height of the team at 6?5?.

Stephane Guillaume, 22, is a native of Haiti where he is a regular starting defender for the Haitian National Team. Guillaume was a member of MLS? Colorado Rapids in 2005, but was not able to play due to regulatory matters which have now been resolved by Miami FC.

Sean Fraser, 23, is a determined, compelling and powerful central midfielder with 5 caps for the Jamaican National Team. Fraser joins Miami FC from Harbour View FC of the Jamaican Premier League. He started playing for Harbour View?s youth academy at the age of 10.

John Ramos, 33, is a South Florida native and has played professional soccer in the US and Germany for several teams including MLS? former Miami Fusion. Over the past three years, Ramos has devoted most of his time to coaching Boy?s Varsity Soccer at American Heritage High School for which he was recently recognized as the 2005 Sun Sentinel High School Coach of the Year. He also holds the title of the Director of Coaching for the prestigious Plantation Eagles Soccer Club. Ramos registered for Miami FC?s open tryouts and immediately caught the attention of Head Coach, Chiquinho de Assis who is excited about the skills and overall leadership that he will bring to the team.

Michael Erush, 23, is a 2004 graduate of Loyola Marymount University where he was recognized for his defensive contribution to the successful squad that was ranked in the Top 20 College Teams for three consecutive years. Erush received USA National Team experience as captain of the U14 and U17 teams. Erush has played professional soccer abroad in Israel and spent last season with Chivas USA.

Luc Harrington, 22, is a target forward who played last season with B1909 of the Danish Second Division. Harrington was captain of the University of California at Riverside soccer team and led them in scoring during two seasons.

Tre Lee, 21, is from Fontana, California and graduated from the University of California at Riverside. Lee started in all 17 games as a key defender and received an Honorable Mention from the Big West Athletic Conference in 2004.

Fabian Sandoval, 25, is a California native with a Mexican background. He graduated from Cal State Bakersfield in 2002 and helped take the University?s soccer team to the Final of the 2002 California Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Soccer Championship. In 2005, Sandoval played as a midfielder with the PDL?s Bakersfield Brigade in their inaugural season.

Miami FC aims to finalize its complete 25-player master roster by the second week in April in order to be fully prepared for the inaugural regular season opener on Sunday, April 23rd. USL First Division rules and regulations allow teams to have up to 26-player master rosters and 18-player game-day rosters.

For interviews or further information regarding any of the Miami FC players, please contact Claudia Castro or Kristen Schiereck at the above listed contact information.