J.C. Banks (Milwaukee Riverside/UW-Green Bay) will remain in the North American Soccer League this season, as the midfielder signed with the Jacksonville Armada.
The 27-year-old spent the past two seasons with Minnesota United, recording four goals and three assists in 43 appearances (17 starts) in NASL play. The Loons are an expansion team in Major League Soccer this season.
Banks joined Minnesota United after four seasons with the Rochester Rhinos; he was a first-team, All-USL PRO selection in 2012 and a second-team pick in 2014 and had 17 goals and 17 assists in 89 league matches.
Jacksonville struggled last year in its second season, going 6-14-12 overall and finishing 11th out of the NASL's 12 teams in the combined standings. In addition to Banks, the Armada signed midfielder Bryam Rebellón on Wednesday.
"J.C. and Bryam are two exciting additions to our roster," Jacksonville coach Mark Lowry said in a news release. "Both players can play a variety of positions throughout midfield. They are both what I would call an 'Armada-type' player: Technically gifted, intelligent players who are very hard working."
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