Syracuse FC Signs Luiz Mota to Inaugural Team 

May 3, 2017

Syracuse FC announced Wednesday that it has signed Brazilian Luiz Mota to its inaugural team.  

The 5’10” forward joined the Syracuse Silver Knights in 2016, after playing with the St. Louis Ambush in 2015. 

Mota began his soccer career in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He came to the U.S. in 2011 to attend Ashford University in Iowa, where he played in every game during his four years and helped the program reach its first ever national semifinal.  Mota was named to the AII All Tournament Team in 2013. 

Additional player signings will be announced throughout the coming weeks as Syracuse FC continues to develop its inaugural roster. The team’s first ever game, against NPSL defending champions AFC Cleveland, will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at OCC’s David W. Murphy Field. Season tickets are available at ​​. Syracuse FC merchandise is available for purchase at ​​.  

                Luiz Mota​ (“MOH-tah”) 
                Position: Forward 
                5’10”, 159 lbs 
                24 years old (BIRTHDATE: ​07/25/1992​)

                Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil