OTTAWA - In keeping with The Project, Ottawa Fury FC have acquired Canadian International striker Daniel Haber in a free transfer from FC Cincinnati, pending final league and federation approval.
“Daniel is someone we hope can help us create more opportunities for our club,” said Fury FC General Manager Julian de Guzman. “From my interactions with him in the past, I know he is a great professional and we look forward to having him join the team and add another threat to our attacking arsenal.”
Haber joined FC Cincinnati at the beginning of the 2018 season after spending the 2017 one with the Real Monarchs in the Western Conference. So far this year, he has featured in seven matches where he maintained a passing accuracy of 83%. In 2017 with Real Monarchs, he played 30 games for over 1,830 minutes and netted seven goals. Over his USL career so far, which also included time with Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, Haber has been a solid contributor to his clubs’ offense with 15 goals and five assists in 70 appearances.
A graduate of Cornell University (2010-2012), where in 2012 he won the IVY League Championship and earned the IVY League Player of the Year. His professional career has also taken him to Israel and Cyprus premier tier leagues before he returned to North America and the USL.
The Toronto-native made his international debut for Canada in 2013 under Colin Miller and has participated in two subsequent National Team camps under Benito Floro. At 26 years old, he has a total of five appearances so far for the country.
The addition of Haber to the formation brings the number of Canadians on the current Fury FC 25-man roster to 16 (64%), following the release of defender Kyle Porter on Friday. Porter played three matches with Fury FC this season.
Fury Family will be able to welcome newcomer Daniel Haber when Ottawa play Penn FC Saturday, July 14 (KO 2:00 p.m.) at TD Place.
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