LONDON, Ont. – Forest City London soccer club is proud to announce another key piece of the puzzle joining the team for the upcoming 2010 PDL season.
Matt Marcin (Wilmington, Del.), a midfielder from Providence College has signed on to play with FC LONDON this season.
Though small in stature listed at 5’8”, Marcin plays much bigger then it is read. He has started all 38 games in his career at Providence College recording seven goals and three assists in that time.
“He’s a great attacking midfielder and a dynamic, exciting player,” says FC LONDON head coach Martin Painter. “He has a great burst of pace, great work ethic and can score and create goals.”
At Providence he finished second on the team in scoring last season (four goals and two assists) which included two match-winning goals in games against Sacred Heart and 13th-ranked Connecticut.
“Not only does he score goals but he scored bug goals and in big games. Some of them in spectacular variety,” added Painter.
Prior to going to Providence, Marcin earned four varsity letters in soccer at the Charter School of Wilmigton and he led the state of Delaware in scoring with 34 goals and 15 assists in his senior season. He wound up finishing his high school career with a whopping 85 goals and 40 assists. Not surprisingly, he captained his high school team during his last two seasons and was named the 2006 Delaware Player of the Year.
Ryan Maduro (Bristol, R.I.) also joins the club this season and will bring a big game from Providence College and play on FC LONDON. The big midfielder has a lot of experience and will bring a lot of skill to the FC LONDON midfield this season.
While playing for Providence, he put up impressive numbers tallying 12 goals and 16 assists in 60 total games played in four seasons. He was a full-time starter in three of his years at Providence and that is where Maduro was able to shine his brightest. He was named to the All-Big East First team and in 2007 was a First Team All-American.
“Maduro has a wealth of accomplishments to his name. He is a tremendously skilled player with outstanding vision and creativity,” says Martin Painter, FC LONDON head coach. “He is very strong on the call and is a threat as a striker or attacking midfielder.”
Maduro has also seen the opportunity to play at a very high level as well, he was selected to compete and be assessed in the 2009 MLS combine where players get together and put their skills to the test for MLS scouts to judge.
Maduro joins a cast of characters on FC LONDON who have also seen time at Providence College, including Michael Pereira, Andrew Sousa and fellow newcomer Matt Marcin.
The two new additions will being their best with the rest of the team kicks off the season on May 26, 2010 in Toronto, and then host Toronto is their own home-opener on May 28, 2010 at TD Waterhouse stadium, start time is slated for 7 p.m.