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USL: Chattanooga adds ATL UTD 2 player, OKC signs Jamaican international

To fill an open spot in the midfield for its upcoming season as an expansion side in USL League One, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC plucked a player from a club just down I-75.

The Red Wolves signed Andrew Moullin to a contract for the 2019 season, pending league and federation approval. Moullin spent last season playing with Atlanta United FC’s USL Championship affiliate, ATL UTD 2.

“With Andrew, we continue the trend of adding championship-level experience to our roster,” Red Wolves head coach Tim Hankinson said in a statement. “His versatility and ability to play multiple positions will allow us to cover spots and change up our formation to best secure results.”

Moullin, 24, is a native of Minnesota and played his college soccer at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where he tallied eight assists and three goals over 72 appearances. While in college, he also played with Reading United and Lehigh Valley United, now USL League Two sides.

In 2017, Moullin became a professional full-time, signing with San Antonio FC of the USL Championship. He made two appearances.

Last season, Moullin joined ATL UTD 2 and played in 24 matches. He has mostly played in the central midfield, but also has experience playing centerback and right back. Atlanta chose not to re-sign Moullin at the end of the season.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue my professional career playing in front of fans in a city that is so passionate about the game,” Moullin said. “I’m looking forward to representing Chattanooga Red Wolves SC for the team’s League One debut.”

Moullin is the 14th player the Red Wolves have signed this season. Chattanooga will begin its inaugural USL League One season on March 30 in Dallas, facing North Texas SC.

OKC signs Jamaican international

USL Championship side OKC Energy FC announced Monday that it had signed versatile forward Omar Gordon to a contract for the 2019 season from Jamaican club Montego Bay United.

Gordon, 27, had been with Montego Bay since 2011 — scoring 37 goals in 125 appearances — but has spent time on-loan with USL squads since 2016. He’s featured in 64 USL Championship games with San Antonio FC and Indy Eleven, tallying 10 goals and seven assists.

“Having watched him at close quarters playing for San Antonio last year, we always knew he was a threat against us,” OKC coach Steve Cooke said in a statement. “He’s big, he’s strong, he’s powerful and he’s got the pace to get in behind – great (one-on-one) attacking defenders. I think he can contribute goals, assists and really take the game to the other teams.”

In addition to his work at the club level, Gordon has also featured in 18 matches for the Jamaica men’s national team since 2015, scoring once. He played 90 minutes in the 2017 Gold Cup final, where the Reggae Boyz fell to the U.S. 2-1.

Nashville to play preseason match at Lipscomb

Nashville SC has added a fourth preseason match to their 2019 schedule, announcing Tuesday that they will play a game at Lipscomb University against the Bison’s men’s soccer team. The game will be played Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 5 p.m.

It will be the second consecutive preseason that Nashville SC has played at Lipscomb. In 2018, the teams met for a friendly at Lipscomb Soccer Complex where Nashville SC took home the 2-0 victory.

“I am delighted to be playing Lipscomb again,” Nashville SC coach Gary Smith said in a statement. “Last year’s game was ultra-competitive and we know Lipscomb will give us a good preseason test. At the same time, this game allows us to keep an eye on the young collegiate talent in our city.”

The Bison are coming off their best season in program history, winning the ASUN conference title and advancing to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.

Nashville will also play preseason matches against Louisville City FC and MLS sides Montreal Impact and NYCFC.




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