New York City FC isn’t quite done yet with building their roster.
This past week, the club signed Slovakian Striker Adam Nemec, who most recently played in Germany for division two team, Union Berlin. Nemec and the club mutually agreed to part ways after Nemec was getting minimal playing time.
In Germany, the Slovakian scored 14 goals in 64 appearances. Nemec is 29-years old and has been around for 11 years, having also played for Slovakia’s MSK Zilina (2004-07), Germany’s Erzgebirge Aue (2007-08), Belgium’s Genk (2008-09), Germany’s Kaiserslautern (2009-11) and Ingolstadt (2012).
Nemec is a staple for Slovakia’s national team, scoring twice in 14 games, including a critical goal for the team during the current Euro 2016 qualifying period against against Malta.
Nemec is the teams fifth attacker, alongside captain, David Villa, super draft selection Khiry Shelton, and expansion draft selections Patrick Mullins and Tony Taylor.
“Joining New York City FC is a fantastic opportunity for me. I hope to make an immediate impact and help the team get off to a great start as we begin our historic inaugural season.”
“I know that being part of an ambitious club like New York City FC will give me the chance to show what I am capable of and maintain my place on the Slovakian national team as we look to qualify for the Euro 2016 finals.”
Nemec should be a solid fit for New York City FC. He brings a different style compared to the teams top attacker David Villa, who is 5’9 and not as strong as the 6’3 Nemec. Nemec also brings experience to a position where there currently isn’t, aside from Villa.
Jason Kreis and New York City FC’s other three strikers have never played professionally yet, so Nemec could hold down the backup position (or starter, depending on which formation the team goes with) until the still developing prospects get adjusted to the professional league.
Nemec was an excellent signing for the front office, and should be a quality player for this upcoming inaugural season.