Cristiano Dias and Tyler Rudy Join the Puerto Rico Football Club

Mar 30, 2016

Tom Payne, President of the Puerto Rico Football Club proudly announced today that defender Cristiano Dias and midfielder Tyler Rudy will join the Puerto Rico Football Club for this upcoming inaugural season.

Head Coach Adrian Whitbread commented “We couldn’t be more excited to announce that we have added Cristiano Dias and Tyler Rudy to the PRFC team.  Cristiano is a proven winner and veteran of the NASL and Tyler is a big time prospect who will contribute right away, while really starting his professional career, which we expect to be a long and successful one.”

Cristiano Brings a wealth of NASL League experience to the Puerto Rico Football Club, with over 200 games played, which includes two league championships. Dias is a 6’3” elegant defender who was part of some of the stingiest NASL defenses in Minnesota, while starting nearly every game over five seasons there. Often nicknamed Kaka due to his similar looks, Cris is the 4th Brazilian born player to join the roster and brings great credibility, steady defending, and a veteran presence to the PRFC backline

Tyler joins the Puerto Rico Football Club from MLS side New England Revolution. He attended soccer power Georgetown University from 2011 to 2014 before joining the Revs. As a senior captain, he was an All Big East performer, where he was spotted by the MLS outfit. Tyler has a wide range of passing ability and can start the transition game with his excellent passing accuracy. He already has professional experience with the Rochester Rhinos and has long been on the radar of the PRFC technical staff. He is expected to be a key contributor in 2016. 


“We hope that our fans are recognizing that we are building a really good team here with players representing many countries.   Our goal is to have a team that all of Puerto Rico can be really proud of”, said Tom Payne, President of PRFC.

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