The Fury FC announced the signing of its 7th and final international player yesterday, with the addition of CB Colin Falvey.
Falvey has served as captain of Charleston Battery in USL Pro, in the 3rd tier of the North American footy pyramid, and was named the USL Pro Defender of the Year in 2013, which led to him being linked with numerous MLS and NASL clubs throughout 2014.
He continues the well-traveled path from Charleston to Ottawa over the past year, with Tom Heinemann, Nicki Paterson, Tony Donatelli, P.R. Mayard, Ryan Richter and O’Brian Woodbine also having played with the Battery in previous seasons before joining the Fury.
The Irish centreback has also played recently on loan with Kerala Blasters in the top-flight league in India, playing alongside Iain Hume, a Canadian international.
Standing at 6’1”, the player has developed quite a following at Charleston, even having the hashtag #FalveysArmy attached to him, and his player profile seems to be that of an aggressive defender with a no-holds-barred approach, similarly the most to Omar Jarun.
The depth at centrebacks for the Fury has never been deeper, with 4 very strong CBs jockeying for positions, including Falvey, fellow new signing Rafael Alves, and 2014 starters Mason Trafford and vice-captain Omar Jarun, while Drew Beckie is almost certainly pushed to RB at this point.
Strong teams build with a strong backline. With the expected addition of LB Brandon Poltronieri, the Fury FC will enter the 2015 season with 8 defenders who will all boast significant footy experience in Canada and US.