GREENVILLE, S.C. – Greenville Triumph SC added a pair of players to its inaugural roster on Wednesday as the club announced the signings of forward Travis Ward and defender Dominic Boland for the 2019 USL League One season, pending league and federation approval.
Ward spent four collegiate seasons at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, scoring 29 goals and 16 assists in 70 career appearances. He was named to the New Jersey Athletic Conference All-Conference team three times before graduating in 2017.
“It is a dream come true,” said Ward of earning a spot on the inaugural season roster. “Getting the phone call from a New Jersey soccer legend like [Head Coach] John Harkes was the best moment of my soccer career. I'm ready to build on that moment and make Greenville proud.”
The New Jersey native joins to the Triumph after spending the 2018 season with the Philadelphia Fury, where he scored four goals and assisted five more in 10 appearances.
“I'm extremely excited to help our team in whatever way I can,” said Ward. “The energy and excitement of fans on social media has me ready to not only contribute on the field but make the entire city proud in everything I do in my new home.”
Boland, a Glasgow, Scotland native, recently completed two seasons at Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina. In 2017, he earned Second Team All-Conference honors while helping the Saints claim Conference Carolinas regular season and tournament championships. In 2018, Boland helped Limestone repeat as regular-season champions before joining North Carolina club Asheville City SC.
“Hard work and determination to win and succeed is a top priority when it comes to playing soccer,” said Boland. “I try to do all I can so the team will succeed and give the fans some excitement.”