Real Name: Faris Pemi Moumbagna
HT: 6' 1" WT: 165
Age: 19 (07/01/2000)
Hometown: Yaounde, Cameroon


Professional Experience:

2019: 15 GP, 14 GS, 6 G, 0 A, in 1,143 min.
Faris made his 2019 debut in a start at home against Memphis (March 24). He scored his first goal of the season in a start against Pittsburgh (March 30) and then scored in the following match at Swope Park (April 6). He started in the matches against Charleston (April 13) and at Charlotte (April 16) and then made a substitute appearance against Indy (April 20). He scored his third goal of 2019 in a start at Loudoun (May 3), tying his 2018 tally of three goals last year and then started the following matches against Atlanta (May 12), Ottawa (May 19) and Louisville (May 26). Faris returned to the starting lineup in the match against Nashville (June 9) and then started the following match against Saint Louis (June 15), marking his fourth goal of 2019 in that match. He followed that performance with a start in the match at Hartford (June 28) and his fifth goal of the season. Faris then started the match at Pittsburgh (July 4) and notched his sixth goal of 2019 in a start against Red Bulls II (July 10).

2018: 15 GP, 11 GS, 3 G, 2 A in 807 min.
Faris signed his first professional contract with Bethlehem Steel FC on July 16, 2018. Faris made his professional debut on the road at New York (June 18), going the full 90 minutes and taking his first shot. Followed up the appearance with his first start at Goodman Stadium against Indy Eleven (July 26). Had a breakout performance against Atlanta (July 29), scoring his first professional goal and his first assist. Faris returned to the starting XI at Charlotte (August 8), earning his second assist of the year. Was inserted into the starting lineup against Penn FC (September 2) and Pittsburgh (September 7). Against Toronto (September 22), he scored the quickest goal in Steel FC history as he found the back of the net in just 61 seconds. In his next start, Faris scored at Indy (October 6). Started up top in both of Steel FC's 2018 postseason matches at Pittsburgh (October 20) and Louisville (October 27).

International Experience

2018: Faris brings international experience having suited up for Cameroon's U-20 side most recently in May. Faris made a second-half appearance in the squad's final match of qualifying for the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations, playing against Uganda and helping the side advance to the next round of qualifying.


Off the field interests:

Favorite places to travel: Paris, France
Most memorable soccer memory: Watching the 2014 World Cup Final in which Germany defeated Argentina.
Favorite soccer player: Messi

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