Photo courtesy Matt Wittmeyer / Rochester Rhinos
FENTON, Mo. – Saint Louis FC announced on Monday the signing of forward Christian Voleksy, pending league and federation approval.
Volesky enters his third professional season having recorded 18 goals in the USL regular season over the past two years. In 2015, the rookie helped the Rhinos claim both the USL Regular Season Championship and the USL Cup, and last year led the side with 10 goals as he appeared in every regular season contest.
“Adding Christian to Saint Louis FC is an opportunity to once again add someone who has won a USL Championship,” said Jeremy Alumbaugh, STLFC General Manager. “His experience in the USL and especially the Eastern Conference will help us in our pursuit of the playoffs in 2017. Christian is a proven goal-scorer in the league who can finish in a variety of ways. His willingness to press and put in the work on both sides of the ball will be crucial in our system.”
Volesky had signed with Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City this offseason, but was one of the final cuts from the roster ahead of this past season’s kickoff. A former standout for FC Tucson in the PDL, Volesky had been selected by the Portland Timbers in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft following a strong collegiate career at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
The 24-year-old adds to a Saint Louis attack that also includes offseason additions Jose Angulo – the 2013 USL Most Valuable Player. He is the second former Rhinos to join STLFC this offseason after the addition of goalkeeper Adam Grinwis this weekend.