Thursday, January 9, 2014

Omar Jarun signs with Ottawa Fury FC



After a half-a-season sabbatical, Omar Jarun has himself a new club. The 6'5 centerback is going back to Canada to join the Ottawa Fury of the North American Soccer League. It his fourth American club in a career that has also seem him play for clubs in Poland and Belgium. The two parties have agreed a two-year deal with a one year option- the financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Jarun last played for Sporting Charleroi of the Belgian Jupiler League.

After the Jump: Omar Jarun introduces himself to Fury FC 






Jarun: With hair! 
A move like this was always on the cards for Jarun whose physicality and experience make him an ideal fit for the NASL expansion side. Prior to moving to Europe he backstopped two sides- the Atlanta Silverbacks and Vancouver Whitecaps- to the 2007 and 2008 USL (the NASL's predecessor) Cup Final.

As an expansion side, Ottawa will lean heavily on Jarun's experience to deliver them success in 2014. On a personal note, Jarun will be hoping that his move puts him back on Jamal Mahmoud's radar ahead of the 2014 Challenge Cup. Jarun last played for Palestine in December 2012.