Wilmington Hammerhead Press Release
Wilmington, NC – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today the addition of midfielder Justin Moose to the 2015 USL PRO regular season roster, pending ITC approval. Moose is the newest addition to the squad succeeding the recent announcements of 14 returning players this season.
"I feel very privileged to be playing professionally in my home state," said Moose. "I've missed North Carolina and I am stoked to be close to family and friends. I know the players will provide an entertaining atmosphere for the fans."
The North Carolina native began his professional career after being a first round draft pick in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by D.C. United for two seasons. He then went to play for the Vancouver Whitecaps for three years in the United Soccer Leagues, reaching two league finals and claiming one championship title.
"Beyond his excellent qualities on the field, he is a good person off the field and brings some valuable experiences and qualities to our entire club," said Wilmington Hammerheads FC Technical Director and Head Coach Carson Porter. "He has played in four different countries (U.S., Canada, Thailand and Finland) and is driven and motivated to continue his career here in Wilmington. He also has a passion for coaching and we look forward to him spending time with our youth players."
In 2011, Moose signed with Sriracha FC in the Thailand Premier League and recently finished a two-year stint in Finland with Seinajoen Jalkapallokerho, tallying four goals and six assists.
"I am coming off my best season as a professional and I am hoping to make an impact in Wilmington," stated Moose. "I have also started to get involved with the youth club and I look forward to being a part of the growth of this organization."
Moose entered MLS upon graduation from Wake Forest University in 2005. The midfielder was under the direction of Jay Vidovich and was a First Team All-ACC selection, a three time All-ACC Second Team member and ACC Rookie of the Year in 2002. He is recognized as one of the top players for the Demon Deacons with 18 career goals and 29 assists. Moose set a school record for most assists in a single game with four.