ORLANDO, Fla. (December 1, 2016) – Orlando City B has bolstered its back line signing defenders Scott Thomsen, Fernando Timbó and Zach Carroll to United Soccer League (USL) contracts for the 2017 season, pending USL and federation approval.
The players will kick off the season in the Club’s new soccer stadium in downtown Orlando. Season ticket information will be available at a later date.
Thomsen, 22, signs with OCB after scoring one goal and one assist in nine appearances with the Richmond Kickers in 2016, his first professional season. The Brick, N.J., native enjoyed a successful four-year career at the University of Virginia, making 56 starts in 66 appearances and helping the Cavaliers capture the 2014 NCAA Championship.
“Scott is technically very gifted. He has a quality left foot and is tactically very astute,” OCB Head Coach Anthony Pulis said.
Timbó, whose full name is Fernando de Moraes Sanfelice, made 19 appearances for the Ottawa Fury of the North American Soccer League in 2016. Prior to that, the 26-year-old center back played for the Austin Aztex, where he was a teammate of current Orlando City First Teamers Tony Rocha and Mikey Ambrose. Timbó turned pro at age 16 with his hometown club Curitiba FC in Brazil.
“Fernando is a very commanding and strong center back who gives us much needed balance being naturally left sided,” added Pulis.
Carroll, 22, was an All-USL Second Team selection after appearing in 28 games at center back for New York Red Bulls II in 2016. The Grand Blanc, Mich., native played two seasons at the University of Virginia before transferring to Michigan State University to finish his college career. Carroll started 38 games for the Spartans, scoring seven goals over two seasons, and was a First Team All-Big Ten selection.
“Zach joins us off the back of an outstanding rookie season with New York Red Bulls II,” Pulis said. “He’s a great defender and we’re thrilled to have secured him.”
TRANSACTION: Orlando City B acquires Scott Thomsen, Fernando de Moraes Sanfelice and Zach Carroll.
Name: Scott Thomsen
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: Dec. 31, 1993
Birthplace: Brick, N.J.
Name: Fernando de Moraes Sanfelice
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birth Date: May 29, 1990
Birthplace: Curitiba, Brazil
Name: Zach Carroll
Weight: 187 lbs.
Birth Date: March 16, 1994
Birthplace: Grand Blanc, Mich.