Thursday, February 3, 2011

Needham Returns To Islanders For 2011 Season

The Puerto Rico Islanders of the North American Soccer League Thursday welcomed back defender Jay Needham to the roster for his second stint there.

The team's Rookie of the Year in 2007 in the USL First Division, the Islanders transferred him to Alta in Norway's First Division in March 2008, where he played for two seasons.

During that time, he was named one of the top foreign players in the division by Football Magazine Norway and one of 11 untapped Americans in Norway by the soccer blog of the New York Times.

He was the captain last season for the Austin Aztex of the USSF Division 2 Pro League. The Aztex have moved to Orlando, where they joined USL PRO as the renamed Orlando City Soccer Club.

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