BRIAN SCIARETTA - Wednesday, February 1, 2012
On Tuesday, Atlanta native and former University of South Carolina goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer signed with Chilean Primera club Universidad de Concepcion.

Maurer's contract with Universidad de Concepcion is for one year but the club has options for three additional years.

Maurer,23, was previously with the Atlanta Silverbacks of the NASL. Prior to that, he was selected by the New York Red Bulls in the 2011 Supplemental draft but did not earn a long term contract.

In 2011, Maurer was the number one keeper with Atlanta in the NASL but the club struggled and finished the season with just four wins in 28 games.

After impressing at Universidad de Concepcion on trial, Maurer will likely begin his time at the club as the number two keeper behind Paraguayan Cristian Britez.

In the 2011 Chilean Primera Clausura tournament, Universidad de Concepcion finished in 14th place in the 18 team league.

After a draw in the opening game of the 2012 Apertura season, Universidad de Concepcion will host Audax Italiano this Friday.