Chattanooga Red Wolves SC has signed American-born forward Sito Seoane to its USL League One team. Seoane will join the franchise for its inaugural season in 2019 from Iceland Premiere League’s UMF Grindavík, pending league and federation approval.
Seoane joined Grindavík in May of the 2018 season, appearing in 17 matches and adding five goals. According to Chattanooga Red Wolves SC Head Coach and Technical Director Tim Hankinson, his playing style fills a gap for the Red Wolves roster.
“Sito’s versatility playing as a second forward, being a threat to goal, or a wing midfielder, using offensive instincts and creating opportunities, will be a tremendous asset for us,” said Hankinson. “He has great USL experience and makes an important addition to our roster.”
Prior to his stint with Grindavík, Seoane spent a season and a half with USL Championship’s Ottawa Fury FC. During that time, he appeared in 31 games, logged nearly 1,500 minutes played and added eight goals. He made history during the 2017 season, scoring the fastest goal in Fury FC history. Seoane put the ball in the back of the net in just 38 seconds during Fury FC’s Canadian Championship match against FC Edmonton. This strike also clocks in as the second fastest in the history of the Canadian Championship.
“I’m really excited to join the team and play a role in the club's growth from the beginning,” said Seoane. “It’s a great opportunity for me to improve not only as a player but also as a person while we fight to bring home a championship. Chattanooga Red Wolves SC is a great organization with great staff and roster. The decision to move to Chattanooga was an easy one for me—I’m looking forward to meeting the fans and getting to know the city of Chattanooga.”
From 2015-2017, Seoane had a two-year stint with teams in the Iceland Premier League, scoring 16 goals in 44 appearances. Prior to that, he rostered with USL League Two’s Austin Aztex for two seasons. He led the club to win the 2013 USL PDL Championship with nine goals and four assists and was named the playoff and championship game MVP.
He joins the Red Wolves roster as the eleventh player signing for the club. Other signees include Richard Dixon, Colin Falvey and Steven Beattie.
The Red Wolves will make their debut in USL League One play on March 30, 2019 as the club travels to Dallas, Texas to face North Texas SC, a League One club operated by MLS side FC Dallas. The Red Wolves will face Forward Madison FC for the club’s inaugural opening night the following week on April 6. Kickoff is 7 p.m. local time.