York9 FC signs Canadian goalkeeper Colm Vance

York9 FC has signed Canadian goalkeeper Colm Vance.

Vance, 26, last played for Vaughan Azzuri in League1 Ontario in 2018, earning two clean sheets in six matches playing alongside current York9 teammates Daniel Gogarty, Austin Ricci and Justin Springer.

Prior to Vaughan, the Bradford, Ont. native spent time at York University with the York Lions. He won an OUA and U SPORTS Championship with York in 2014.

“Colm is a good goalkeeper; good hands, good shot stopper,” York9 FC coach Jimmy Brennan said. “We had a number of good keepers come out with our goalkeeping coach Camilo Benzi but he stood out. He absolutely loved him — speaks very highly of him.

“We knew he was another local guy we wanted to bring in and do a great job within our club,” Brennan said.

Vance joins Matt Silva as the second goalkeeper signed by the club and the 20th player added ahead of the 2019 inaugural season.