The Houston Hurricanes FC announced today the signing of midfielder Rico John Pardo.

This story goes back to the 90s when Rico's father, Richie Pardo, was the head coach of the Houston Hurricanes in the USL. “It’s great to join a team with the history of the Houston Hurricanes,” Rico stated. “My father was the head coach of the team back in the late 90s and to play on the NPSL Hurricanes today is a dream come true. I look forward to playing with my new teammates and thank Owner Brendan Keyes and Head Coach Thiago Reis for giving me the opportunity.”

Pardo has national team experience, having played at the U-17, U-20, and U-21 levels with Puerto Rico national team. He has played against the likes of Jamaica, Bermuda, and St. Lucia and even competed in the Pan America Games.

He is an attacking midfielder with an eye for the goal. He should help lead the Hurricane attack, using his speed and technical ability to create opportunities for others.

“It was an easy decision,” Head Coach Thiago Reis added. “Right away you could see his quality on the ball. He has great vision of the game. He will be very successful at this level and I believe he will go on to a bigger stage.”

The Hurricanes will play in the South Central Division of the NPSL. Their first home game is against the Liverpool Warriors and will take place at Lutheran South Academy on May 23rd at 7 pm.