FC Edmonton signs American centre-back Hunter Gorskie

FC Edmonton has signed American centre back Hunter Gorskie to a contract for the 2021 CPL season, the club announced Tuesday.

The 29-year-old native of New Jersey joins from USL Championship side San Antonio FC where he made 13 appearances and scored one goal in 2020.

Gorskie, a former student at Stanford University, started his professional career in 2013 with the New York Cosmos of NASL where he made eight appearances en route to the NASL Soccer Bowl title. He went on to make 43 appearances for the Cosmos across three seasons before stops at Miedź Legnica (Poland), Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL), Thisted FC (Denmark), Loudoun United (USL), and San Antonio.

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“We are incredibly excited to add Hunter to our team,” said head coach Alan Koch. “We have a young and motivated team and Hunter’s experience and leadership will be invaluable to the group. He is a highly intelligent defender who can manage game situations incredibly well.

“He is also excellent at leading and communicating with the players around him. His diverse and significant experience will set him up for success in our new and robust environment. I look forward to seeing Hunter play in the Eddies blue soon!”

Gorskie is FC Edmonton’s 21st signing of the CPL season with the newcomer joining fellow additions like Paris Gee and Shamit Shome.