TUCSON, Ariz. (January 30, 2019) — FC Tucson announced today it had signed former Atlanta United defender Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu for the 2019 USL League One season. Per club policy, the details of the contract will not be released
“I’m very grateful that FC Tucson has given me an opportunity to represent their club, and continue to develop as a player. I look forward to being a part of what I hope to be a great first year for the club professionally!”
Wheeler-Omiunu most recently played for MLS Cup Champion Atlanta United spending the majority of time on loan to USL Championship side Atlanta United 2. In 2018, he made 10 appearances for the USL Championship side while logging one appearance for the MLS club and an additional three appearances during US Open Cup play for the MLS Cup Champions.
A Harvard graduate, Wheeler-Omiunu registered four goals and eight assists in 64 career appearances for the Crimson.
During his college career, he also suited up for USL League Two club Seattle Sounders FC U-23, under then head coach Darren Sawatzky.
Wheeler-Omiunu was selected 46th overall in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft by Atlanta United FC.
With the addition of Wheeler-Omiunu, FC Tucson’s roster now stands at five players for the 2019 USL League One season.
About FC Tucson
FC Tucson, established in 2010, is participating in its first-ever professional season in USL League 1. In 2012, FC Tucson was named the USL League 2 Rookie Franchise of the Year. To stay up to date on the club, check out the team’s website at www.fctucson.com. You can also visit the team’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FCTUCSON and follow all of the news related to FC Tucson on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FCTucson.
About USL League One
USL League One is shaping the future of the game in the United States, uniting passionate fans in new markets with the thrill of a proven professional soccer experience. League One submitted its sanctioning application to the U.S. Soccer Federation on Aug. 14. South Georgia Tormenta FC, FC Tucson, Greenville Triumph SC, Forward Madison FC, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC, Toronto FC II, Orlando City B, Lansing Ignite FC, North Texas SC and the Richmond Kickers have been revealed as teams set to compete in the inaugural 2019 season.