In somewhat of surprising news, the Strikers and David Foley have decided to mutually terminate the contract that the englishmen has signed back in January.
According to two sources, Foley’s injury from last season wasn’t completely healed and he decided that instead of just sitting out the 2014 season, it would have been best to terminate his contract.
“It’s a big loss to the team,” said midfielder Mark Anderson. “He [Foley] is a great player and a great character to have in the team.”
Foley originally signed with the Strikers in the 2013 offseason after three successful seasons in Puerto Rico which saw him be named to the NASL’s Best XI in the 2011 season.
In his three seasons with the Puerto Rico Islanders Foley notched 22 goals and 10 assists.
Signed to what was (at the time) one of the strongest front lines in the NASL with players like Andy Herron, Mark Anderson, and Walter Restrepo (who combined to score 25 goals in the 2012 season), Foley’s career in Fort Lauderdale was cut short due to an injury sustained in a match against Minnesota United FC and was sidelined for the remainder of the 2013 season.
However, when Foley played, he showed just what kind of ability he really had. In only five appearances from the Strikers, Foley scored twice and was a key contributor to the team.
“I’ve lost one of my best pals,” continued Anderson. “But this can happen in football and we know that we have to be professional and get on with it.”