Orlando City B Adds 3 Defenders to Roster


Orlando City B added defenders Scott Thomsen, Fernando de Moraes Sanfelice (or, simply, Fernando Timbó) and Zach Carroll to its back-line, the club announced Thursday.

Thomsen played for the Richmond Kickers in the 2016 season. The 22-year-old tallied a goal and an assist in nine appearances in his first professional season. He played four years of collegiate soccer at the University of Virginia. There he made 56 starts in 66 games and won the 2014 NCAA Championship.

“Scott is technically very gifted,” OCB head coach Anthony Pulis said, per the release. “He has a quality left foot and is tactically very astute.”

In 2016, Timbó played for the Ottawa Fury in the North American Soccer League. There, he made 19 appearances. The 26-year-old played for the Austin Aztex where he was teammates with Tony Rocha and Mikey Ambrose. He played his first professional season at 16 years old for Brazilian club Coritiba FC.

“Fernando is a very commanding and strong center-back who gives us much needed balance being naturally left-sided,” Pulis said.

Of the three new additions, Carroll is the most recently decorated, garnering All-USL Second Team honors in 2016 after making 28 appearances for the New York Red Bulls II. New York knocked out OCB in the first round of the USL playoffs. Before that, he played two college seasons at Virginia and two at Michigan State University. For the Spartans, he started in 38 games, scoring seven goals in two seasons.

“Zach joins us off the back of an outstanding rookie season with New York Red Bulls II,” Pulis said. “He’s a great defender, and we’re thrilled to have secured him.”

OCB will play the 2017 season in the new soccer-specific stadium in downtown Orlando, the club announced on Tuesday.