The two-time America East Goalkeeper of the Year joins the MLS NEXT Pro club ahead of Inaugural Season
Charlotte, NC (Thursday, February 2, 2023)- Crown Legacy FC today announced the Club has signed goalkeeper Nate Silveira after a decorated collegiate career at Vermont.
“Nate played an immense role in what Vermont were able to achieve over the last few college seasons,” said Crown Legacy FC Goalkeeper Coach Brian Edwards. “Entering our inaugural season his leadership and competitive nature will be an asset within the environment. He is a welcomed addition to our Goalkeeping group and know that, with the right mindset, he can achieve great things.”
Silveira, 22, comes to the Carolinas after five seasons at the University of Vermont where he was dominate between the posts. As a Catamount, Silveira was the first player in program history to earn America East Goalkeeper of the Year in back-to-back seasons (2021-22). In those same seasons, the Providence native was named First Team all-conference and the United Soccer Coaches All-Northeast Second and Third Team.
Additionally, Silveira was a captain for two seasons at Vermont while also earning 2021 America East All-Championship Team when the Catamounts won the conference title. Silveira finished his final season of his collegiate career ranked eighth in the country in clean sheets and minutes played.
Prior to joining Vermont, Silveira spent one season at Dean College where he allowed only seven goals and was named 2017 NECC Goalkeeper of the Year.
Transaction: Crown Legacy FC signs goalkeeper Nate Silveira
Name: Nate Silveira
Weight: 190 lbs
Date of Birth: 08/10/1999
Hometown: East Providence, Rhode Island
Last Club: Vermont
How Acquired: Signed as free agent
About Crown Legacy FC:
Crown Legacy Football Club is a professional soccer team devoted to player development within the Charlotte FC organization. After announcing its entry into the league in 2022, Crown Legacy will play its inaugural MLS NEXT Pro season in 2023 at Mecklenburg County Sportsplex in Matthews, North Carolina. Led by Head Coach Jose Tavares, Crown Legacy FC is producing the next generation of soccer for Charlotte FC. CLFC is committed to entrenching itself within Matthews and the surrounding areas creating community grassroots events. For more information, visit crownlegacyfc.com.