With their 2017 season opener exactly two months away and training camp set to open on Monday, Fury FC GM and Head Coach Paul Dalglish continued to round out his roster and on Wednesday, as he added a familiar face in 6-foot-5 American striker Tucker Hume, pending League and Federation approval. Daglish won a PDL Championship with Hume in 2013 with the Austin Aztex.
Hume spent the last two seasons playing with NCAA Division 1 School North Carolina starring for the UNC Tar Heels. He featured in more than 40 games, scoring 18 goals while adding 9 assists.
“I’ve worked with Tucker before and he scored huge goals for me when I was in the PDL with Austin,” said Dalglish. “He did the same throughout his college career, he always came up big in key moments. He’s a big target striker with a good habit of scoring goals at a key time and he has the type of character we want in our squad.”
During his collegiate career, Hume featured in 77 games split between Rollins (2013-14) and UNC (2015-16). He scored a combined 32 goals, including nine game-winner, and added 17 assists. In 2016, Hume led his team in points with seven goals and four assists, helping the Tar Heels reach the NCAA Final Four.
In 2015, the towering striker tallied 11 goals and five assists with UNC, once again leading the team in points with 27. He helped the Tar Heels punch their ticket to the NCAA tournament, where they reached the third round.
Before joining North Carolina, Hume had saw success with Rollins College, where he started 31 games over two seasons, scoring 14 goals and adding eight assists. His offensive prowess earned him a selection on the first team All-Sunshine State Conference in 2013. Prior to his collegiate career, Hume won a PDL Championship in 2013 with the Austin Aztex with Dalglish as a head coach.
“I am very excited to sign with Ottawa and I can't wait to get up there and start playing,” said Hume. “I have heard many great things about the players, fans, city and Fury FC organization. It was very important for me to sign with Ottawa to begin my career with a quality team and play at a high level. Plus, I know Paul very well, so I’m very excited.”
Professional sports run in the Hume family. Tucker has a twin brother, Walker, who also played with him at UNC and was recently drafted in the MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas. Their grandfather played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys.
Fury FC open their inaugural USL season on April 1 when they visit Saint Louis FC. It will be an all-Canadian affair for their home opener three weeks later when they host Toronto FC II on April 22 at TD Place.
Ottawa Fury FC season tickets for the 2017 USL season are now on-sale at OttawaFuryFC.com, by calling 613.232.6767 X1 or in person at The Box Office at TD Place.