Position: Forward

Lucas Jacobs

About Lucas

With talent as a striker and number 10, Lucas Jacobs joins Duluth FC this season after a successful season with Baker University, where he worked with Gonnie Ben-Tal and Alberto Ciroi. Jacobs scored 19 goals and gave 10 assists in his most recent collegiate season. He earned a spot in the All-American First Team and All-Conference First Team.

Jacobs also previously played in the NAC Breda Academy. NAC Breda are currently in the Eredivisie, the Dutch first division.

Jacobs is excited to join the club and cited his connections to fellow BlueGreens players as a source for his interest, “I talked a lot with my friend Alberto about Duluth FC, he said so many positive things about Duluth FC which made it easier to decide for me. I know that Duluth is just founded, nevertheless is the team already on a great level to be one of the best of the country as I heard. I am very excited to perform in the US Open Cup as well as competing to win the championship.”

Ian McIntosh

Hailing from Hoover, Alabama, Ian McIntosh is a goal-loving striker who loves to get high on the pitch and challenge back lines. Combining mental and physical skill, Ian is always looking for another chance to show his abilities and strike fear into opponents. Born in the south, Ian is intent on leaving his mark on the north as an attacking talent.

Ian isn’t the only member of his family with an appreciation for the beautiful game. In fact, Ian’s first football memory is watching his sister play when they were both kids. It didn’t take long for Ian to pick up his own pair of cleats and start owning his own skills.

Ian is a dedicated supporter of Liverpool Football Club, supporting the Reds through thick and thin. His idol above all other Reds is former captain Steven Gerrard, a Liverpool and England legend who has shown his fair share of attacking talents over the years.

Siji Gonzalez

Bringing local talent onto the pitch, Siji Gonzalez is a Hermantown-born winger looking to play at a close to home while still expanding horizons. He loves his position because it gives him opportunities to make runs behind the defense and provide crosses, while also giving him the chance to score now and then. He realized at a young age that his speed and vision were such that he would be a natural in the position.

Siji’s first live game was a matchup between the Mexican and Chilean national teams at Soldier Field in Chicago, Mexico came out on top that day. Siji is a passionate supporter of Mexican club Chivas, a Guadalajaran club that is intensely popular in both Mexico and the United States. Siji idolized Rafa Marquez growing up. The Mexican international played for a variety of clubs, including Atlas, Monaco, León, Hellas Verona, Barcelona, and New York Red Bulls.

Siji’s father, Victor, was the one who helped him develop to love the game as a player and a fan. Siji has always been inspired by his determination and discipline and is always searching for ways to apply those principles to his life and play.