By CHARLIE CORR – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, January 7, 2016
ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis FC landed a strong two-way player on Thursday with the signing of midfielder Chad Bond.
Bond led Tulsa Roughnecks FC with eight assists in 24 starts and 2,104 minutes during the 2015 season, and Saint Louis Head Coach Dale Schilly anticipates the former U-19 Wales international player will be a unifying piece on the pitch.
“Chad is a box-to-box midfield player who is athletic and hard enough to disrupt the opposition’s flow,” Schilly said in a team release. “He will help tighten up our midfield and has a direct nature to his play as he is good at finding forward passes. Culturally, Chad brings leadership qualities and a competitive nature that will help add fight, spirit and cohesion to the group.”
Bond is prepping for his third USL season. He debuted in the league in 2014 with Sacramento Republic FC, which went on to win that year’s championship. While his is changing destinations for a third time, he knows a strong following will be in his corner once again.
“I’m delighted to be joining Saint Louis,” Bond said. “With their passionate supporters and fans and the club’s ambitions for the coming season in the USL, I believe this will be an exciting time and I’m proud I’m going to be part of it.”
Before joining the USL, Bond competed in Europe with clubs such as Swansea City, CF Balaguer and Port Talbot Town, accumulating 19 goals In 87 appearances with Port Talbot Town.