Peoria City strengthens roster ahead of 2nd half of season

PEORIA, IL — Much of Peoria City’s 3-1 victory over St. Charles FC was a healthy mix of solidified talent and brand new players.

One of the newcomers scored a beautiful goal to give PCS a 2-1 lead late in the second half.

That star power comes from Justin Wilson.

The Norfolk, VA native played for Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA.
Wilson played his 5th year of soccer at Longwood University and graduated from Longwood with an MBA in general business in 2022.
During a rehab stint in the 2022-23 season, Wilson served as the assistant soccer coach at Shenandoah University (DIII) in Winchester, Virginia.
During March 2023, he went on trial with the Savannah clovers in the NISA league. He also played for a UPSL side, Virginia Revolution, scoring 3 goals and 1 assist in 5 games before transferring to Reading United AC in the USL League Two.
The forward adds energy in the attacking front, which led to his first goal in his first game played with Peoria City.
His favorite professional soccer team is Arsenal but if could play for any team, it would be the Seattle sounders.
Justin’s parents are David Wilson and Pamela Wilson. He also has an older sister Symone and a younger brother Marc.
 Thomas Monayer: From Ramle, Israel, Thomas played for Bnei Lod FC U21 before coming to the United States.
He started every game for the youth team and contributed his defending skills along with a few assists.
He was called to the first team and made three professional appearances in the Israeli cup.  He then played semi-pro for one and a half seasons before making the jump to Arizona to attend Ottawa University.
He started 39 of 47 games and picked up 7 assists.
Thomas is excited to be with Peoria City with such a professional environment and hopes to help the team succeed.
Jamaine Turner: Turner grew up in Wolverhampton, England.
From 14 years old until age 18, he played for Shrewsbury Town FC (3rd division of England).
For Shrewsbury, he played games in the youth teams and reserves and at the age of 18, he was on the first team bench in a Cup match, an incredible experience earning first team kit number, 41.
Turner traveled to the United States to play for Ottawa University in Arizona.
In his first year, he helped the team with 5 goals and 4 assists and then improved in second year by earning 11 goals and 3 assists.
He was the top goal scorer in the conference and an all conference award winner and finished the season as an NAIA All-American.
He is happy to be playing for Peoria city where he can grow more as a player and help the team to success.
Once again, Peoria, Illinois is proving to be a market where talented soccer players around the world want to play. Peoria City is proud to welcome these players to the area, and we ask our loyal supporters to do the same.
Our next match is Tuesday, June 20th against Chicago City SC (away). Our next home match is Saturday, June 24th against the Des Moines Menace.

“Peoria will play home to future stars of American soccer.”
- Jim DeRose, Bradley University Head Soccer Coach

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