WINDSOR, Colo. – Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC announced today the club has signed forward Brandon Rosas for the 2023 season, pending league and federation approval.
The signing of Rosas comes on the heels of a successful trial that saw him score a pair of hat tricks in preseason matches against Peak XI and UC-Colorado Springs.
“Even before he came in I knew what he was like,” Hailstorm FC head coach Eamon Zayed said. “It was just great to actually get to see him in person.”
Rosas, a 29-year-old native of La Unión, Mexico, has played his entire career in his home country, with Hailstorm FC being his first club abroad.
“I think it’s a very professional club, I like the objectives in the clubhouse,” Rosas said. “It made it an easy choice to come.”
Prior to joining Hailstorm FC, Rosas played for Alacranes de Durango in Liga de Expansión MX, the second tier of Mexican soccer. He scored six goals in 19 games during the Apertura in the fall of 2022. The 2021-22 season with Alacranes was Rosas’ most prolific in front of goal as he scored 27 times including the only goal of the Apertura Final and a brace in the Promotion Final to lead his club into the second tier for 2022-23.
“Brandon has a great pedigree, great background,” Zayed said. “Scored over 100 goals in the Mexican divisions.”
Despite having played the bulk of his career in the second and third tiers in Mexico, Rosas does have top-level experience, having played for defending Mexican champions CF Pachuca and fellow Liga MX side Club León at youth level.
Rosas said Northern Colorado fans have plenty to look forward to with him in blue and white.
“Fans can expect professionalism, dedication to the club, and, well, goals,” Rosas said.
The future home of Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC, 118-acre Future Legends Complex, will feature 6,500-seat TicketSmarter Stadium, 2,500-seat Future Legends Field, multiple baseball diamonds, multi-purpose fields, an indoor sports arena, lodging, and retail; and will host guests for major sports leagues, tournaments, events and more.
More information is available at HailstormFC.com and FutureLegendsComplex.com.