Photo: Montreal Impact
The latest signing by Fury FC has brought in an exciting addition to their roster for the 2017 campaign as the club has announced the addition of 20-year-old Canadian-born midfielder Jimmy-Shammar Sanon, Thursday, pending league and federation approval.
The 5-foot-7 midfielder was with the Montreal Impact Academy since 2012, before making his professional debut in the second part of the 2016 USL campaign with FC Montreal.
He played just five games for the squad, but a highlight-reel goal against the Charleston Battery boosted his status in the league and edged him past FC Cincinnati’s Eric Stevenson in the final vote for the 2016 USL Goal of the Year.
“Jimmy is a young exciting talent with blistering pace,” said Paul Dalglish, head coach and GM for Fury FC. “He won goal of the year in the USL last year so he definitely has that ability to do something different. He’s young so he’s going to come here and compete for minutes with our guys and hopefully he’ll fulfill his potential with us.”
After playing for Canada at the U18 level in 2014, the Canadian-born Haitian was called up by Haiti for their U-20 team in October 2016 to compete in the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship qualifying tournament. Sanon helped his team win the tournament, scoring a goal against Cuba in a 2-1 win.
Name: Jimmy-Shammar Sanon
Age (DOB): 20 (1-24/97)
Weight: 135 pounds
Place of Birth: Montréal, QC
2016 Club: FC Montréal
The 2017 Squad
With the signing of Sanon, Ottawa Fury FC have the following 22 players under contract for the 2017 season:
GK – Callum Irving – Vancouver, B.C **
GK – Andrew MacRae – Coldbrook, NS **
GK - David Paulmin – Ste-Thérèse, QC **
D – Andrae Campbell – Portmore, Jamaica
D – Eddie Edward – Ottawa, ON **
D – Ramon Martin Del Campo – Chula Vista, CA
D – Shane McEleney – Derry, N.Ireland
D – Thomas Meilleur-Giguère – Repentigny, QC **
D – Aron Mkungilwa - South Kivu, DRC **
D – Onua Obasi – Birmingham, England
D – Kyle Venter – Aurora, CO
M – Jonathan Barden – London, England
M – Gerardo Bruna – Mendoza, Argentina
M – Jamar Dixon – Ottawa, ON **
M – Sergio Manessio – London, England
M – Lance Rozeboom – Walker, IA
M – Jimmy-Shammar Sanon – Montreal, QC **
M – Ryan Williams – Birkenhead, England
F – Steevan Dos Santos – Mindelo, Cape Verde
F – Carl Haworth – Barrie, ON **
F – Tucker Hume – Austin, Texas
F – Sito Seoane – La Coruña, Spain
** Denotes Canadians in the squad
Ottawa Fury FC open the USL season April 1 in Saint Louis with their All-Canadian home opener set for April 22 against Toronto FC II. 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.