Batista brings prior USL Championship and League One Experience to North Texas
Frisco, Texas - North Texas Soccer Club has signed defender Lamar Batista from Los Angeles FC, pending league and U.S. Soccer Federation approval.
Batista joins the club on a one-year contract with an option for the 2021 season.
Batista, 21, featured in 18 League One games last season while on loan with FC Tucson from Los Angeles FC. He also gained USL Championship experience first with Portland Timbers 2 and most recently with Phoenix Rising FC. In 2017, Batista was ranked No. 8 on USL’s 20 Under 20 while playing for Portland and also featured in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match with the Timbers’ first team.
Before joining Portland, Batista played one season with the University of California Santa Barbara and earned Big West All-Freshmen honors in 2016.
Transaction: North Texas Soccer Club signs defender Lamar Batista to a one-year contract with an option for the 2021 season on March 6, 2020.
Name: Lamar Batista
Pronunciation: Luh-mar Buh-tee-stuh
DOB: March 7, 1998 (21)
Birthplace: Waco, Texas
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Nationality: United States
Last Club: Los Angeles FC
How Acquired: Signed on March 6, 2020