Phoenix Rising FC has signed defender Eddie Munjoma, pending USL and U.S. Soccer Federation approval, the club announced today.
“We’re very excited to have Eddie with us,” said Rising head coach Juan Guerra. “He is a young, talented player that comes from an organization with a very similar style of play. He is powerful and dynamic with a lot of technical ability and speed. Most of all, he is hungry and he wants to be here in Phoenix.”
Munjoma, 24, signed with the MLS side in 2020 and made his professional debut for North Texas SC on October 7. He played a total of 15 matches for FC Dallas’ former USL League One affiliate in 2020-21, scoring five goals before making his MLS debut for FC Dallas on September 4, 2021. Munjoma appeared in 17 matches for FC Dallas in 2021-22 with one goal and an assist, across all competitions.
“When I spoke to Juan, he let me know the team just needs me to come in and be myself, which gave me a lot of confidence,” said Munjoma. “I have aspirations of playing at the next level and eventually overseas, but there is no amount of personal success I can have without the team doing well. That will be my priority. I’m excited to be joining a franchise with aspirations of winning it all. With the club’s history of winning in this league, there’s no reason we cannot achieve our goals this season.”
Munjoma attended Southern Methodist University from 2016-19. He made 66 appearances, scoring 12 goals and 22 assists. During his time with the Mustangs, Munjoma was named the AAC defensive player of the year and was a 2019 MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist.
Transaction: Rising signs defender Eddie Munjoma
Name: Eddie Munjoma
Former Club: FC Dallas
College; Southern Methodist University
DOB: July 18, 1998 (24)
Birthplace: McKinney, Texas
Hometown: McKinney, Texas