Colorado Springs, CO (December 12, 2018) – The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced today the signing of Jordan Burt, pending USL Championship and USSF approval.
"Having Jordan back is great for the team. He brings a fantastic mentality and competitive nature to his play," said Switchbacks head coach, Steve Trittschuh. "We will need his experience and leadership as we head into the 2019 season."
Burt, 28, was a member of the Switchbacks' inaugural season in 2015 and he has been a mainstay in the starting lineup ever since. Burt's versatility in defense and midfield has allowed him to amass 9,447 minutes in his professional career, dating back to 2014 with the Carolina RailHawks of the North American Soccer League (NASL). He has recently become a goal scoring threat, scoring eight goals in 2017 and six goals in 2018 for the Switchbacks, tying for the team lead in 2018. Burt earned two USL Team of the Week appearances during the 2018 campaign, playing a vital role in both of the Switchbacks' wins in weeks 14 and 21.
"Being with the club from day one has given me a deep appreciation for the fans, city, and club and being able to play another year here is a real honor," said Burt. "I am eager to get started playing the game I love, helping cultivate a winning culture, and being a part of a product that the city can be proud of. The 2019 campaign will be a special one."