Union Omaha has signed three more players, including former UNO striker Elvir Ibisevic.

The new USL League One franchise, led by former UNO men’s soccer coach Jason Mims, announced the signings Friday.

Ibisevic, a native Bosnian who grew up in Johnston, Iowa, played on the UNO team that won the 2017 Summit League tournament championship and made the program’s first trip to the NCAA tournament. He joins Xavier Gomez as the second player from that Mims-led team to sign with Union Omaha.

Ibisevic scored the second-fastest hat trick in NCAA Division I history for UNO before he left school early to play professionally in Europe.

Union Omaha also signed a midfielder and a defender Friday: Panzani Ferrety Sousa and Luke Hauswirth, respectively.

Sousa played last season for Las Vegas Lights FC in the USL Championship league. A native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, he grew up in North Carolina.

Hauswirth, originally from Woodbury, Minnesota, played for FC Tucson in USL League One in 2019. He started 74 games at the University of Washington from 2014 to 2018.

The signings, pending approval by the league, bring Union Omaha’s roster to 16 players. The team will play its home games at Werner Park, home to the Omaha Storm Chasers. They’re scheduled to begin practice next week, and their season begins in March.

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