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R.I. Reacts to Gomes’ Death

Photo credit: Rhode Island Reds FC

Photo credit: Rhode Island Reds FC

On Saturday, former Rhode Island Reds and East Providence Sports forward Armando Gomes was killed in a car accident in Providence, R.I. He was 26. Gomes played at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) before starring for the Reds and E.P. Sports, and was a fixture in the Rhode Island soccer scene.

In the wake of the news, many within the state’s soccer community took to social media to express their grief to Gomes’ untimely death.


Rhode Island Reds FC:

The Rhode Island Reds family has suffered a very tragic loss today. RI Reds forward, Armando Gomes, was involved in a fatal car accident earlier this morning. Armando was an emotional leader of the Reds and always performed at the top of his game. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.

Armando Gomes will always be apart of the Rhode Island Reds and we will always remember him.


East Providence Sports:

It is with a heavy heart that I must share the sad news of the passing of a great man.

Dunga ” Armondo” Gomes is no longer with us, though his legacy will live on and off the field for ages.

You were a great teammate and a great friend. RIP Mondinho


East Providence Sports assistant coach Nelson da Silva:

We had alot of good times together Mondo. We all will miss you, life’s too short I just can’t believe that yours was taken from you. I loved you like a brother and will never forget everything we done RIP MONDO GOMES.


East Providence Sports assistant coach Joao Vieira:

Waking up to some sad news , RIP Mondo


East Providence Sports goalkeeper Jimmi Underhill:

RIP Mondinho. A talented player and a true friend. You will be missed.


Ligas Unidas Soccer Association (LUSA)

The LUSA family is grieving. According to news reports, former LUSA great Armando Gomes passed away last night as a result of a tragic car accident. Armando was one of LUSA’s top players who scored many goals, while representing East Providence.
LUSA would like to extend our deepest condolences to his Family. RIP Armando Dunga Gomes.


Rhode Island Soccer Association (RISA):

The Rhode Soccer Soccer Association sends its condolences to the family and friends of Armando Gomes one of Rhode Islands great players.


Rhode Island Oceaneers:

The entire Oceaneers family would like to say Rest in Peace to a member of the Rhode Island Soccer community. Very sad news.

Rest in Peace Armando Gomes.


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