Whitecaps Sign Two From DCUnited

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  1. ohhh_yeah

    ohhh_yeah New Member

    Oct 9, 2003

    VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today the signing of goalkeeper Jay Nolly and striker Nicholas Addlery, pending international clearance. Nolly and Addlery, who were both members of Major League Soccer (MLS) side D.C. United in 2007, have agreed to a one-year contract, plus an option.

    Nolly, 26, joins the Whitecaps after playing the last three seasons in MLS. In 2007, the six-foot-three, 208-pound goalkeeper, made one appearance as a starter with D.C. United, a 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake on June 23. As a member of the reserve squad, Nolly made 11 starts and recorded a 0.99 goals-against-average. This included two shutouts for a 2-3-4 record.

    Nolly played his first two years in MLS with Real Salt Lake after being selected by the Utah-based club in the second round (22nd overall) of the 2005 MLS SuperDraft. In his first start, Nolly recorded nine saves to earn a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy. During his two seasons in Salt Lake, Nolly played in seven games, six of those as a starter, and posted a 1-4-1 record.

    At the college level, Nolly was a standout at Indiana University from 2001 to 2004. He helped the Hoosiers to three NCAA Division I College Cup appearances, four Big Ten regular season titles, two Big Ten Tournament titles and back-to-back National Championships where he was named College Cup Defensive MVP in 2003 and 2004. Nolly was a three-time first team All-Big Ten goalkeeper and was an All-American in 2004. He finished his college career with a record of 51-11-8, and registered a 0.66 goals-against-average and 30 shutouts. While at Indiana, Nolly majored in Education.

    Nolly, who was born in Orlando, Florida, but raised in Littleton, Colorado, started playing soccer when he was four years old, but did not play in goal until he was 13. A natural athlete who also grew up playing basketball and football, he quickly adapted to the new position and earned a spot on the Colorado Regional Team, which in turn led to a spot on the US youth national team in 1996, at age 16. Outside of soccer, Nolly enjoys the outdoors and in particular hiking, camping and fly-fishing.

    Jay Nolly’s MLS Regular Season Stats:
    2005 Real Salt Lake MLS 5 5 450 1 3 1 11 2.20 0 71 34
    2006 Real Salt Lake MLS 2 1 135 0 1 0 6 4.00 0 28 7
    2007 DC United MLS 1 1 90 0 1 0 2 2.00 0 17 7
    MLS Totals 8 7 675 1 5 1 19 2.53 0 116 48

    Addlery, 26, comes to Vancouver after spending 2007 with D.C. United. The six-foot-one, 190-pound forward appeared in 11 matches with D.C., scoring one goal and recording two assists. His lone marker was a game-winning goal against the Colorado Rapids on June 28.

    Prior to playing in the US capital, Addlery had a brief stint with Dong Nai FC of the Vietnamese First Division in 2006. Addlery also played two seasons in the Trinidad & Tobago Pro League with South Starworld Strikers in 2003 and San Juan Jabloteh in 2005.

    At the college level, Addlery attended California University of Pennsylvania from 1999 to 2002, earning NSCAA/Umbro All-Region selections during the 2000 and 2002 season. He was a four-time first-team Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference All-Star. In 75 career games, Addlery scored 52 goals and recorded 20 assists for the Vulcans. He ranks second on the schools career goals and points (124) list and fifth in assists. Addlery earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration while attending university.

    The native of Kingston, Jamaica, has represented his country at the U-20 and U-23 level. Addlery played for the Reggae Boyz at the 2001 CONCACAF U-20 World Cup qualifying tournament in Victoria, British Columbia, as well as the 2004 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in Mexico.

    Nicholas Addlery’s MLS Regular Season Stats:
    2007 D.C. United MLS 11 4 456 1 2 3 1 9 2 11 8 1 0

    Nicholas Addlery’s MLS Playoff Stats:
    2007 D.C. United MLS 1 0 25 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0

    Vancouver Whitecaps open the 2008 regular season at Swangard Stadium against the Montreal Impact on Saturday, April 12. Season tickets are now on sale, starting at $199. Call 604.669.WAVE (9283) or visit whitecapsfc.com for more information.

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