As NASL marches towards the regular season, several teams have begun preseason preparations while others have continued to bolster their rosters ahead of the 2016 campaign. Here are some of Wednesday’s NASL news and notes:
Indy Eleven has continued to revamp its roster as Scottish midfielder Nicki Paterson has joined the club from Ottawa Fury FC. After performing well in the 2015 Spring Season, Paterson suffered an ACL injury that kept him out of the Fury’s run to the Championship. (REPORT)
After inking Ghanaian World Cup veteran Derek Boateng, Rayo OKC has added two more to their inaugural roster. Midfielder Tyler Gibson has signed from the San Antonio Scorpions, where the 25-year-old spent his first professional season after four years at UNC-Charlotte. Goalkeeper Caleb Patterson-Sewell joins as well, bringing over a decade of professional experience to his new club. The Tennessee native started his career in the American leagues before heading over to Portugal in 2011. (REPORT)
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers were narrowly defeated by Ukranian powerhouse Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, losing 1-0 at Lockhart Stadium. Caio Zanardi’s Strikers team has held their own defensively, only allowing a single goal in their last two friendly matches, but has failed to score in that time. (REPORT)
Minnesota United has re-signed center back Brent Kallman ahead of the 2016 NASL season. The 25-year-old will continue to play for his hometown club for a fourth season, after making eight starts and scoring his first professional goal in 2015. (REPORT)
What do you think of these new signings? How will Rayo OKC perform in their inaugural season? Will Indy Eleven make a run with the club’s recent signings?
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