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Huntsville City FC Signs Goalkeeper Simon Jillson


Huntsville, Ala. (March 6, 2024) – Huntsville City Football Club announced today the signing of goalkeeper Simon Jillson. The 24-year-old adds to the group of players from Huntsville City FC, Nashville SC, and The Gold Mine Academy, Nashville SC’s youth academy, who will represent the Boys in Blue in the 2024 MLS NEXT Pro Season.

“We are thrilled to add another talented player to the Huntsville City FC squad for 2024,” said Matt Cairns, Huntsville City FC Director of Soccer Operations. “Simon is a proven professional goalkeeper in MLS NEXT Pro. Coming off a successful season with LA Galaxy II, we are confident his calmness and composure in goal will be a great addition to the club.”

Jillson joins Huntsville after spending last season in MLS NEXT Pro’s Western Conference with LA Galaxy II. The goalkeeper made 21 starts with Galaxy II in 2023, playing the fourth-most minutes of any keeper. He was second in the league with 85 saves and kept three clean sheets. Jillson also spent time last season with parent club LA Galaxy on a short-term loan. Jillson will be available to play in the club’s season opening match on Saturday, March 16 against Chattanooga FC at 2 p.m. CT.

The best and most affordable way for fans to watch Jillson in action is by becoming season ticket members by visiting or by calling 256-864-6426, ext. 2.

TRANSACTIONS: Huntsville City FC signs goalkeeper Simon Jillson


Position: Goalkeeper    

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 190 lbs

Birthdate:Oct. 11, 1999

Age: 24

Birthplace:Chicago, Illinois

Last Club: LA Galaxy II


Goalkeepers: Simon Jillson

Defenders: Fernando Ciceron, Kessy Coulibaly, and Tomás Ritondale

Midfielders: Patrick Amarh, Jonathan Bolaños, Isaiah Johnston, Sergi Oriol, and Ollie Wright 

Forwards: Alexis Cerritos and Maximus Ekk