Nathan Ingham had a choice to make.
Last November, after he’d wrapped up his NCAA season as the No. 1 shot stopped at Florida Gulf Coast University, the Canadian keeper got a call from FC Edmonton goalkeeping coach Darren Woloshen. Ingham learned that the NASL club had a lot of interest in signing the him — but the team had to know ASAP if the feeling was mutual. The Eddies wanted to get their roster sorted sooner rather than later.
But, Ingham also had an invite to the MLS combine. He’d been named tournament MVP of the 2015 PDL Championship weekend, where he helped Kitchener-Waterloo United to the title. In his final year with FGCU, Ingham started 12 games and posted a save percentage of .800.
He only had a few days to make his decision: Take a chance on the MLS Combine and hope to get drafted — or take the solid offer from the NASL team?
“It ended up being a pretty easy decision to make,” said Ingham, whose signing was announced by the Eddies on Wednesday, along with the capture of Brazilian midfielder Gustavo Salgueiro.
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