San Francisco City Football Club is delighted to announce the first 4 signings of its inaugural 2016 PDL Season. Midfielders Danny Kirkland and Jordan Hughes re-join SF City from the NorCal Premier League team of 2015. Defenders Christian De Luna and Kamron Crow will join the SF City squad for the first time, also hailing from the University of San Francisco.
Kirkland, a native of Sheffield, England, played for the Dons from 2011-2015. A former Sheffield United Academy standout, Kirkland also played for Sheffield Wednesday. In his senior year at USF, the midfielder scored 6 goals and had 3 assists, 5 of which were game winners. Kirkland also spent time at PDL side FC Tucson in 2012 and 2014. Kirkland was part of the 2015 Summer and Fall NorCal Premier League squads, helping the club qualify for this year’s U.S. Open Cup.
Jordan Hughes is completing his freshman year at USF. The Australian’s youth academy experience includes the Sutherland Sharks of the National Premier Leagues NSW from 2008-2014, Burnley F.C. and Stoke City of the English Premier League. In 2015, Hughes was named to the WCC All-Freshman team. Hughes started all of USF’s West Coast Conference matches as a defensive midfielder.
Christian De Luna joins SF City FC after captaining the University of San Francisco Dons during his junior season. A versatile defender, De Luna can play anywhere across the backline. De Luna grew up in Novato, played at the San Jose Earthquakes Academy from 2009-2012 and FC Dallas Academy from 2012-2013. Last summer, he most recently competed at the PDL level with the Midland-Odessa Sockers. He was an All-WCC Honorable mention in 2014 and 2015 and made the WCC All-Freshman team in 2013.
Kamron Crow is currently completing his sophomore year at USF. He played at the DeAnza Force Academy from 2010-2014, Ballistic from 2009-2010 and for Placer United from 2006-2009. Last summer, Crow joined teammate DeLuna at the Midland-Odessa Sockers in Texas. Crow notched 2 assists in 2015 and greatly aided the Dons backline that ranked second in the West Coast Conference. Crow can play as a defender or midfielder.