Ottawa Fury FC announced on Friday the addition of striker Alejandro Antonio ‘Tony’ Taylor Jr, pending league and federation approval. Taylor joined the club immediately.
“We’re thrilled to have Tony join Ottawa Fury FC,” said Fury FC General Manager Julian de Guzman. “Tony has shown great promise already and his experience makes him a valuable addition to our club and the model of play we will be using. We look forward to see him continue to develop into the great footballer we know he can become.”
The 28-year-old brings over 100 games of professional experience to Ottawa’s attack and spent the 2017 season with the Jacksonville Armada recording three goals and two assists in 12 contests. Taylor’s professional resume also includes stops in MLS (New England Revolution and New York City FC), Cyprus (Omonoia Nicosia) and Portugal (Estoril Praia, Atletico CP and Pacos de Ferreira).
Born in Long Beach, California, Taylor grew up in a military family, playing youth soccer in Virginia and Jacksonville, where he would be recruited by the University of South Florida in 2007. He transferred to Jacksonville University the following year where he helped the team complete their best season in school history and compete in the NCAA tournament for the first time.
Of Panamanian descent, Taylor featured for the United States youth national teams before his first call up to Panama’s men’s national team in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Mexico in 2016. He has since made two more appearances for Panama most recently at the 2017 Copa Centroamericana.
Ottawa Fury FC continues preparation ahead of its fifth season which begins Saturday, March 17 in Charlotte against the Independence (7 p.m.). For the complete 2018 schedule, including all kickoff times, visit OttawaFuryFC.com/2018-schedule.
Season Tickets for the 2018 USL season are available now at OttawaFuryFC.com/2018-Season-Tickets starting at $247 for adults and $190 for youth, by calling 613.232.6767 X1 or in person at The Box Office at TD Place.