January 26, 2017 CAPTAIN RETURNING Boston City FC re-signs Ronaldo Vieira
Captain Ronaldo Vieira has re-signed for Boston City FC's second season, the NPSL team announced Thursday.
Vieira, 26, was a driving force in the BCFC midfield last season, scoring one goal and missing only one game, due to suspension.
"Ronaldo epitomizes the passion and determination we look for in our players at Boston City and was our undisputed leader last season," BCFC coach Palhinha said. "We are delighted to have his leadership in the dressing room and on the pitch return to the club for the new season. Our captain is very important to Boston City."
Vieira, who scored four goals in helping the Fort Lauderdale Strikers reach the 2014 NASL Championship, also played at Framingham High School, Framingham State, GPS Portland Phoenix and the Western Mass Pioneers.
"We didn't reach our ultimate goal of winning the NPSL last year, so that's part of the reason for me coming back," Vieira said. "I feel like we have unfinished business and now we can take it to a different level and reach a bit further and go for that title.
"They (supporters) set us apart from the teams we played against and from different places I've played. The fans being there by the field and the atmosphere was something very cool to be a part of. When you're playing and you hear what the fans are saying to the other team, it motivates you to get to that 50-50 ball and win it.
"I definitely look forward to seeing those guys there again with us. It should be another great year and it seems like we're going to have an even bigger following this season."