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Chattanooga Signs Former Real Monarchs SLC Defender Jonathan Caparelli

By Staff, 12/03/18, 10:26AM EST


Helped FC Golden State Force in 2018 season, U.S. Open Cup run

Chattanooga Red Wolves SC has signed Argentine midfielder Jonathan Caparelli to its USL League One team. Caparelli will join the franchise for its inaugural season in 2019 from USL League Two's FC Golden State Force, pending league and federation approval.

Spending the 2018 season with FC Golden State Force, Caparelli made appearances in every match and helped lead the team through the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, ultimately losing to the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer 4-2 in the Fourth Round. FC Golden State was the furthest amateur team to advance, knocking out L.A. Wolves, Orange County SC and the Las Vegas Lights.

Prior to joining FC Golden State, Caparelli held a stint with Germany’s FCA04 Darmstadt during the 2016-17 season, tallying 13 appearances and 11 starts and helping the team garner German Team of the Week three separate times. The 2015-16 season saw Caparelli with USL Championship’s Real Monarchs SLC.

“Jonathan gained great experience with Real Monarchs as a left back,” said Tim Hankinson, head coach and technical director for Chattanooga Red Wolves SC. “He is confident on the ball, a quality passer and has no trouble breaking pressure when the team is building out of the back. He fits seamlessly with our defensive strategy.”

Early in his career, Caparelli stepped on the pitch for Chivas USA in 2013 and 2014, LA Galaxy Academy in 2012 and was a member of the United States Youth National Team in 2011.

“Chattanooga Red Wolves SC is building a promising franchise,” said Caparelli. “I’m really looking forward to this move for the club’s League One debut. The 2019 season is going to be an exciting one to be a part of.”

He joins the Red Wolves roster as the eighth player signing for the club. Other signees include Greg Hartley, Éamon Zayed and Steven Beattie.

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