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AFC Cleveland Announces Three Player Signings

AFC Cleveland is proud to announce the signing of defender Smart Osadolor, goalkeeper John Garber, and midfielder Cristian Arboleda.

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Osadolor joins AFC Cleveland after a successful campaign with fellow NPSL side Zanesville AFC.

The Glasgow, Scotland native has garnered a host of awards including GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week, NPSL National Player of the Week,’s NPSL Great Lakes Conference Midseason Best XI, and’s NPSL Great Lakes Conference Futures Best XI.

He made eighteen appearances, all starts, for Tiffin in 2013. He would tally six goals and five assists for the Dragons after making sixteen starts in 2012.

“It’s exciting to be playing for a club with a huge support base and I feel challenged to help bring the club success,” Osadolor commented.

Osadolor can be found on Twitter @sadolor.

Garber is a well-known local coach and player. He has fostered the careers of numerous players at the head coach of Twinsburg HS boys’ soccer program. Many have gone on to successful collegiate and professional careers, including Columbus Crew and Dayton Dutch Lion goalkeeper Brad Stuver.

“John will provide experience and competition at the goalkeeping position,” Hoggarth added. “I have been impressed with John’s attitude and desire to grow the game in the local area.”

Garber was a four-year letterwinner at John Carroll University, finishing with 135 saves, twelve shutouts, and two assists from 46 career appearances with the Blue Streaks. The Pittsburgh, PA native was the MVP of the 2010 North Coast Soccer League All-Star Game after starring for Cleveland FC 1796.

Arboleda boasts experience from Cleveland State University and the University of Akron. The Medellin, Colombia native made ten appearances for CSU in 2013, scoring one goal in four starts. He saw time in twenty games for the Vikings in 2012, finishing with three goals and three assists from fourteen starts.

“I am very happy to have the opportunity to play for AFC Cleveland and I am looking forward to the beginning of the season,” Arboleda concluded.

He can be found on Twitter @CristianArbol16.

Category: AFC Cleveland