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Fury keeping Canadian forward Reid for 2018

As young as Brampton's Adonijah Reid is, the teen brings international experience to this year's roster.
2018-03-09 Adonijah Reid Ottawa Fury
Adonijah Reid celebrates with his Ottawa Fury FC teammate Carl Haworth. Photo/Ottawa Fury FC

Adonijah Reid will be joining Ottawa Fury FC on a year-long loan from Major League Soccer's FC Dallas.

"Reid is a talented, young player that not only fits well with our culture, but has tons more potential to develop," said Fury FC General Manager Julian de Guzman. "We had a glimpse of what he can do last year as a Fury FC player and are excited to see him push himself to better as a player and contribute to our club’s success."

The 18-year-old forward featured in 12 matches with Fury FC last season, making his professional debut on July 29 against Toronto FC II after having been the first Canadian Generation Adidas player to be selected in an MLS SuperDraft, picked by FC Dallas in the second round (40th overall) in January 2017.

Prior to joining the professional ranks, the Brampton native had turned heads in League1 Ontario in 2015, scoring 20 goals in a season for ANB Futbol, winning the Golden Boot award and the Young Player award for that year.

On the international stage, Reid was first called into a Canadian national team camp at age 14 and participated in a Canadian U-20 National Team project ahead of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Korea. He had also taken part in an extended trial with the French Ligue 1 OGC Nice club.

The addition of Reid brings the Canadian contingent on the Fury roster to a healthy number 13 - more than 50% of its overall team makeup. 

Ottawa Fury FC will begin its fifth season on March 17 when the club visits the Independence in Charlotte. It will play its first four matches on the road before returning to TD Place for its 2018 USL Home Opener on April 21.


Mike Vlasveld

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