WSA Winnipeg alumn Tyson Farago has found himself a new club.
The 26-year-old goalkeeper signed with St. Patrick’s Athletic in Ireland on Thursday.
Speaking to stpatsfc.com about the signing of Farago, St Pat’s manager Liam Buckley expressed his delight at adding the goalkeeper to his squad.
“We are delighted to have Tyson join the club as he had other options available. He is a player we were aware of having also signed Jake Keegan from Edmonton. He is a good build for a keeper at over six foot tall, and he would have played with Chris Konopka who I had at Sporting Fingal too. His addition will create more competition for the goalie jersey and that will push everyone on.”
Farago becomes the second Canadian to play for the club after former Canada international Jeff Clarke who played for the club under the management of Liam Buckley. Clarke was a fans’ favourite in Inchicore after scoring a crucial goal in a 1-0 win over Bray Wanderers on the final day of the season to help the Saints win the 1998/99 League of Ireland title.
After his last club, FC Edmonon folded, Farago returned to Winnipeg and was training with the World Soccer academy to stay in shape for his next professional opportunity.
“WSA Winnipeg offered me an opportunity to stay fit during this extended off-season,” Farago said. “The club has always given Winnipeg soccer players an opportunity to play and train at the highest level.”
Farago is awaiting international clearance ahead of the Saints’ SSE Airtricity League fixture on Friday night against Limerick in Richmond Park (kick-off 7.45pm).
SIGNING NEWS: Canadian Goalkeeper Tyson Farago Joins Saints – Please welcome @Tysonjfarago to the club. He's been telling us how his move from the North American Soccer League came about & how he's finding life in Dublin so far #Saints2018 #WelcomeTyson pic.twitter.com/6uIrmr7mQR
— St Patrick's Athletic FC (@stpatsfc) March 22, 2018