Burlingame Dragons FC Sign Ugo Uche & Kyle Cadigan
Fan Favorites Return to the Dragons for 2016 Seaon
The Burlingame Dragons Football Club is proud to announce the return of forward Ugochukwu “Ugo” Uche and defender Kyle Cadigan for the 2016 Premier Development League season. Uche and Cadigan bring the number of announced signings to 12 for the Dragons this spring.
Uche played in 12 games for the Dragons last season, notching 4 goals which ranked 2nd amongst the Dragons during the 2015 campaign. Dragons’ fans took to the affable and approachable Uche as he was a steady contributor while showing his commitment to the team by playing numerous different positions (forward, right back, center back) throughout the season.
Uche’s productivity with the Dragons last season saw him attract international attention after the season as he signed a short-term contract with Asociacion Deportiva Guanacasteca of the Segunda Division in Costa Rica.
The 6’2, 195 lb. midfielder played his collegiate soccer at the University of New Hampshire. In 2013, he was named First Team NCAA Division I All Northeast Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and First Team All America East Conference.
Cadigan played in eight games for Burlingame last season, notching one goal while helping the Dragons organize their defense in the final third of the pitch. With his return to Burlingame finalized, the 6’4, 175 lb. defender will be counted on to help provide the competitive fire to drive the team back to the PDL playoffs this season.
The Clovis, CA native played his collegiate soccer at California State University-Stanislaus, where he played in 73 games for the Warriors from 2010-2013 notching six goals and eight assists. He was named first team all California Collegiate Athletic Association in 2011 and followed that with two consecutive Honorable Mention CCAA awards in 2012 and 2013.
Cadigan provides a physical presence in the back line as his play in 2015 was critical to keeping numerous clean sheets throughout the season. His positioning and field generalship are what Head Coach Eric Bucchere will count on to solidfy the defense in 2016.