Chicago House AC Signs Midfielder Ian Cerro

Former Milwaukee Torrent Standout And SIU-Edwardsville Alumni Joins The House
Published Sep 10, 2021

CHICAGO, IL (September 10th, 2021) - Chicago House Athletic Club, Chicago’s new professional soccer team, announced the signing of midfielder Ian Cerro. Chicago’s newest addition will officially join the House for its upcoming NISA match versus Cal United Strikers in Irvine, CA on Sunday September 12th at 6:00pm CST.

Ian Cerro, 24 joins the House from the Milwaukee Torrent, where he spent the 2021 season. During his time with the Torrent, Cerro competed against Chicago House AC in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) Independent Cup. With the help of Cerro’s contribution on the field, the Torrent went on to win the Midwest Region Championship in the tournament earlier this year. Cerro was selected to the 2021 National XI, the team of the season in the NPSL. Prior to his time in Milwaukee, Cerro competed with Cañuelas F.C (Argentine Football) in 2019, where the club took home the Primera “C” Apertura League Championship, and qualified for Copa Argentina.

Cerro’s semi-professional experience includes time with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks U-23 (PDL) in 2018, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville (DI) for college during the 2016 and 2017 season, and Real Juvencia in Oviedo, Spain (Tercera Division) in 2015 and 2016.

“We are very excited to have Ian. We watched him play with Milwaukee Torrent,” explains Chicago House AC head Coach and Technical Director, CJ Brown. “I really like his patience on the ball - he has good vision and creativity that we can use. I think he will really help create opportunities for us to score goals. He will be a very good addition to the team.”

“I am very grateful to have this opportunity to play for Chicago House AC, and I am thankful for the entire coaching staff and teammates for their belief in me,” says Chicago’s newest addition. “I hope that my qualities and experience can contribute to the team’s success. I can’t wait to be out on the field and give it my all for my teammates, the fans, and the entire club.”

In a corresponding move, Chicago House AC released forward Jacob Bevan. Pending registration approval from NISA and USSF, the additions of Ian Cerro keeps Chicago House AC’s roster at 22 total players:

 

Chicago House AC Roster (as of September 10th, 2021):

Forwards (5): Nazeem Bartman, Derek Huffman, Musa Morris, AR Smith, Wojciech Wojcik

Midfielders (10): Leonardo Acosta, Damon Almazan, Louis Bennett II, Ian Cerro, Drew Conner, Michael Kafari, Matteo Kidd, Seo-in Kim, Michael Kozielek, Keegan Thompson

Defenders (4): David Abidor, Anthony Bowie Stefan Mijatovic, Rodolfo Sulia

Goalkeepers (3): Brandon Barnes, Mike Novotny, Joel Serrano

Chicago House AC Transactions - September 10th, 2021:

  1. Chicago House AC signed midfielder Ian Cerro to their active roster on September 10th, 2021.
  2. Chicago House AC released forward Jacob Bevan on September 10th, 2021.

 

For more information on Chicago House AC’s roster, please visit www.chicagohouseac.com/roster.

 

ABOUT Chicago House AC

Founded in 2020, Chicago House Athletic Club is a community-based professional soccer team that plays its home matches at the 20,000 capacity SeatGeek Stadium at 71st and Harlem in Bridgeview, Illinois. The team competes in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA,) a U.S. Soccer sanctioned third division league. Led by Managing Partner, President & CEO Peter Wilt, Chicago House AC is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) committed to using its platform for social justice, diversity, equality, inclusion and community improvement. The club’s name is a tribute to House Music, which was created in Chicago in the early 1980’s. Fans can help #BuildTheHouse by purchasing tickets at www.chicagohouseac.com/tickets or by calling our Ticket Sales Team at (312) 444-0976. For more information on Chicago House AC, please visit www.chicagohouseac.com and follow the club on social media @ChicagoHouse_AC. Our City, Our House.

ABOUT NISA

The National Independent Soccer Association was founded in 2017 with a mission to bring professional soccer to every city in the United States. A pro league member of U.S. Soccer, NISA focuses on a model based on meritocracy, independent clubs controlling their own league, clubs owning their intellectual property, all without the barrier of territorial rights. Sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation, NISA also runs the mid-summer pro-am Independent Cup tournament, the year-long amateur league NISA Nation, and NISA Media.

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