Talented young goalkeeper adds depth at goalkeeper ahead of potential playoff run
PAPILLION, Neb. (September 30, 2022) – Union Omaha announced today the signing of goalkeeper Christian Eduardo Olivares for the 2022 season, pending league and federation approval. Olivares adds another pair of hands for the Owls in goal for the end of the season and is reunited with former Salt Lake Community College teammate Ryen Jiba.
In his time with the Bruins, Olivares recorded 53 saves and 13 clean sheets in 18 games en route to the team’s first National Junior College Athletic Association Championship in 2021. The young goalkeeper has also spent time with both the Real Salt Lake Academy team and former USL Championship member Real Monarchs, winning the title in 2019.
“Christian is a talented young goalkeeper who comes from some great environments with Salt Lake City CC and Real Salt Lake Academy,” Union Omaha Head Coach Jay Mims said. “He will add immediate depth in that position for us and will be able to learn and grow with our current experienced players in a competitive professional environment.”
“I’m super excited to be part of this group and help in any way to win a championship!” Olivares said.
Phonetic pronunciation of name: [KRIS-TAN ED-WARD-OH OH-LEE-VAIR-ES]
Weight: 194 lbs.
Date of birth: 2/4/2002
Born: Tacoma, Washington
Hometown: Oxnard, California
Previous Club: Real Monarchs (USL Championship)
The 2022 USL League One Championship defending campaign will continue with a visit to North Carolina FC on October 1. The next home match at Werner Park will be October 8 vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC for Hispanic Heritage Night presented by Supermercado. Single-match tickets and undated voucher packs for the 2022 season, as well as season tickets for the 2023 season, are currently available via UnionOmaha.com or the Werner Park Ticket Office by calling 402-738-5100.
ABOUT UNION OMAHA
Union Omaha, the 2021 USL League One Champion, is the only professional soccer team in the state of Nebraska. USL League One is a United States Soccer Federation-sanctioned professional men’s soccer league that occupies the third tier of the American soccer landscape, below USL Championship (tier two) and Major League Soccer (tier one). Union Omaha plays its home matches at Werner Park in Sarpy County, also home to the Omaha Storm Chasers of Minor League Baseball. The team is led by General Manager Peter Marlette in the front office and by Head Coach Jay Mims on the field.