OTTAWA – Ottawa Fury FC picked up a big piece for its squad on Wednesday with the signing of midfielder Wal Fall for the 2019 USL Championship season, who arrives at the club after reaching the USL Cup Playoffs in each of his three previous seasons in the league.
Fall has made 78 appearances in the USL Championship over the past three seasons, recording 18 goals and four assists for the Rochester Rhinos (2016-17) and Saint Louis FC (2018). The powerful two-way midfielder has won 405 of 684 (59 percent) of his duels during the past two seasons, while also recording 87 interceptions, 55 chances created and 366 possession recoveries over that span, numbers that made him an invaluable piece to his former clubs.
“Wal is a big signing for Fury FC,” said Ottawa Fury FC General Manager Julian de Guzman. “His physical presence, technical skills and great passing ability in midfield will help this club create opportunities. He’s a fantastic addition to the club and we look forward to seeing how he can help us shape great performances this season.”
After returning from injury early in 2018, he started 22 games for Saint Louis FC, scoring five goals, assisting on two more and featuring for over 1,700 minutes as he led the club to its first appearance in the USL Cup Playoffs.
Born in Frankfurt, Germany, the 26-year old developed his skills in the SV Wehen Wiesbaden youth system. He later joined FC Nuremberg II for the 2011-2012 season where he featured in 27 matches, scoring three goals and providing decisive passes to two more. He then spent time with SV Waldhof Mannheim, AC Austria Lustenau and BSV Schwarz-Weiss Rehden between 2012 and 2016 before making the move to the USL Championship.