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Red Wolves Add Doyle to Inaugural Roster

By Staff, 01/23/19, 9:50AM EST


27-year-old brings international, USL Championship and MLS experience to Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Chattanooga Red Wolves SC announced on Wednesday that the club has signed Irish-American forward Conor Doyle, pending league and federation approval.

Doyle will join the club for the inaugural USL League One campaign after spending last season with Jacksonville Armada FC.

“I’m very excited to be a part of the inaugural season here in Chattanooga,” said Doyle. “Hearing the amazing things about the city and seeing the roster that is being put together made it a fairly easy decision to make.”

Doyle brings international, USL and MLS experience to Chattanooga. The 27-year-old began his professional career in 2010 with Derby County FC of the EFL Championship. He spent three seasons with the Rams, making 23 appearances for the club before being loaned to, and later permanently acquired by MLS side D.C. United.

During his three seasons with D.C. United, Doyle scored four goals in 56 appearances and helped the club secure the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2013. He also featured for United in the Concacaf Champions League for two consecutive campaigns.

In 2016, Doyle was acquired by the Colorado Rapids in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. After appearing in three matches for the Rapids, he was loaned to USL Championship side Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. Doyle made 11 appearances for the Switchbacks, scoring a goal before moving on to Puerto Rico FC in 2017.

Doyle has also featured on the international stage at youth levels, appearing for the Ireland U-21s and United States U-20 and U-23 teams. 

“Doyle has experience at the highest levels of professional soccer and is a notable addition to our roster,” said Chattanooga Head Coach and Technical Director Tim Hankinson. “Combined with our other players with MLS and USL Championship-level experience, Doyle is strengthening our ability to compete and win within USL League One. This season will be an exciting one to watch.”