With the USL2 season fast approaching, NJ Copa is preparing for it by bringing in quality players to help the squad be the best it can be. One of those signings is Gabriel Addo who returns for a second season with the team and we are excited to have the Rutgers Midfielder back in the fold.
Roberto Aguas, Sporting Director of NJ Copa said: “Having Gabriel back in the side again is big for us, his professionalism and work rate on the pitch are valuable and we look forward to having him this season.”
This past Fall at Rutgers, Gabriel appeared in 16 matches for the team averaging 36 minutes a match. The Ghana native grew up playing in Accra with the Phoenix Academy before coming to the US to continue his journey as a student-athlete.
When asked about the upcoming summer of soccer in the USL2 with NJ Copa FC Gabriel says, “I am excited to have the opportunity to return to NJ Copa this summer and continue to grow as a player,” Addo continues. “I look forward to having another successful season with the club.”
The USL 2 comes back to New Jersey as NJ Copa FC returns to the pitch on Saturday, May 21st at Mount Saint Mary’s College against the Hudson Valley Hammers at 7 pm EST. Coming off of a 5-6-3 2021 campaign, the club looks to rebound in 2022 to take all three points in the opening weekend, and get off on the proper foot heading into the summer schedule.
NJ Copa FC will start the season off on the road after the first fixture and head to Fairleigh Dickinson University on Wednesday night to take on the Cedar Stars Rush with an 8 pm EST kickoff for its second game of the season. This match is an important fixture to look at as last year FC Copa was 0-1-1 against the Stars and wants to return the favor this year as they play twice in a matter of a week with NJ Copa FC hosting the Stars Wednesday, June 1.
The June 1st opener is a special day for NJ Copa FC as they host matches this year at St. Joseph’s High School for the 2022 season where they will host 7 matches with the last 6 scheduled games to be at home for Copa as they look to use the home-field advantage to help them finish the end of the season strong.
The USL 2 regular season takes place during the summer months from May to July with each team playing 14 matches against regional competition The top-seeded club and the division's runner up will then have an opportunity to play a team from another division in the playoffs that will take place later in July and continuing to play for a possible USL 2 Championship in early August.