Hugo was signed when assistant coach Roberto Mazzinghy became an interim head coach after eight matches of the 2019 NPSL season. The Brazilian has played for Safira FC in the UPSL and made his debut for the Lions on June 7 away to the Rhode Island Reds.
He scored on his debut and assisted on Jhonata Batista’s goal to open a 2-0 lead against the Reds. Hugo only played in three matches, but made an impact with two goals and an assist before he was sidelined by injury.
Hugo scored in the Safira win over Boston City FC II in U.S. Open Cup qualifying in 2018.