Edmonton Alberta (March 4, 2013) - FC Edmonton adds more Canadian talent to the roster in the form of Brampton Ontario midfielder Massimo Mirabelli.
Having played for the last year in Finland for the third division club Ekenäs IF, Mirabelli was invited to the club’s combine in November 2012 and made a good enough impression to be invited back for the team’s pre-season training.
Mirabelli signed a professional contract with the team over the weekend in the hopes of finding his place in Colin Miller’s rejuvenated FC Edmonton squad.
The 22-year-old joins 21 others who have currently signed for FC Edmonton.
FC Edmonton also welcomed Emmanuel Adjetey on trail with the club. The left-back played with the Ghana National team in the 2010 World Cup and was most recently on trial with the Vancouver Whitecaps.
With the majority of the cuts out of the way, FC Edmonton’s pre-season continues at Commonwealth this week. Contact Andreas Morse at (587) 987-3320 for interviews.
Born in Brampton Ontario, Mirabelli moved to Italy right after his birth for the next five years before returning to Canada. Upon his return he began playing soccer in Brampton and never looked back. In 2010 he made his debut with the Canadian youth program and represented Canada at the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Guatemala. Mirabelli came to Edmonton after playing a season for Ekenäs IF - a third division Finnish team. Mirabelli impressed the coaching staff at the FC Edmonton Combine in November 2012 enough to bring him in for a first team trial at the beginning of February.