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Forward Madison FC bolsters attack with forward Juan Galindrez

By Staff, 01/12/24, 10:00AM EST


Former Red Wolf is tied for the eighth-most goals in League One history

Former Red Wolf is tied for the eighth-most goals in League One history | Image Credit: Rio Grande Valley FC

MADISON, Wis. - Forward Madison FC today announced the signing of Juan Galindrez for the 2024 season, pending league and federation approval. The 29-year-old forward, who spent the 2021 and 2022 seasons with Chattanooga Red Wolves SC, is tied for the eighth-most goals in League One regular season history with 23.

Galindrez, a Colombian forward, joined Rio Grande Valley FC for the 2023 USL Championship season, where he appeared in 19 matches, logged six starts, scored three goals and registered two assists.

"We are very excited to add Juan to our 2024 roster," said Madison Head Coach Matt Glaeser. "He is an exciting attacking player with a proven goalscoring record in our league and a profile that fits our identity. Juan is hungry to prove himself and be a positive influence on our culture this season."

The 29-year-old, Cali, Colombia native began his career in the Mexican lower divisions, playing with Real Cuautitlán, before moving to Club Tijuana Premier. In 2018, Galindrez made the jump to the Mexican second division with Liga de Expansión MX side Dorados de Sinaloa where he made nine appearances under Head Coach Diego Maradona.

Between 2019 and 2020, Galindrez returned to his native Colombia with Categoría Primera A side Fortaleza C.E.I.F. In Bogotá, Galindrez made five appearances for the top-flight club.

In 2021, Galindrez signed with Chattanooga Red Wolves SC in USL League One, a squad that he would play with for two years. During his first season, he scored the fifth-most goals in the league with 11. In his second year, Gallindrez was named USL League One Player of the Month for June, a month in which he scored six goals. He would end the season with 14 goals, the fourth-most in the league. In his final season at CHI Memorial Stadium, Galindrez led the Red Wolves to their first League One Final appearance.

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