Puerto Rico Islanders News Release
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
BAYAMON, PR -- The Puerto Rico Islanders announced that Jamaicans Nicholas Addlery and Sean Fraser, along with Uruguayan Martin Nunez, have come to terms with the club for the 2009 season, pending league's approval.
Addlery, a former Jamaican international and US Permanent Resident, comes from the USL defending champion Vancouver Whitecaps where he registered four goals and one assist in 27 games in the 2008 season. He has also played for Trinidad and Tobago's San Juan Jabloteh, Vietnam's Dong Nai FC and Major League Soccer's DC United.
Nunez, a 22 year old Uruguayan midfielder and US Permanent Resident, comes to the Islanders from the Carolina RailHawks. He played collegiate soccer for Georgia Perimeter College before being drafted by Miami FC but opted to sign with the Railhawks. In 2008 he tallied five goals and two assists for Carolina.
Fraser comes to the Islanders via transfer from Miami FC. He was a member of the Jamaican U20 National Team that competed in the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina. Fraser has also played for other international clubs such as Boavista Sport Club in Brazil and Harbour View FC in Jamaica. In 2008, Fraser scored four goals for the Miami FC Blues.
"These three signings show our commitment with our fans by having proven offensive players with the ability to score goals and create a lot of excitement during games," said Islanders President Andrés Guillemard. "These three players bring to the squad international attacking experience which we believe will be very beneficial in this year's offense."
The Islanders are back in Puerto Rico from their preseason camp in Bradenton, Florida. The Islanders will face DC United of the MLS on February 21st in preparation for their biggest match in franchise history, the Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals against CD Marathon of Honduras on February 26 at the JRL Stadium.