The Ottawa Fury announced the signing of an MLS veteran on Monday, agreeing to a deal with Forward Andrew Wiedeman. The 25-year old California native has spent the past five seasons in MLS, his first two and a half with FC Dallas, and the rest with Toronto FC.
Wiedeman was highly touted enough in college that MLS made him a Generation Adidas player, one of the league's sillier rules which allows several underclassmen leaving school early each year to not count as senior roster members, therefore allowing them to be paid a decent wage despite the setup of the league's salary cap. Despite that tag from the league, Wiedeman dropped to the second round of the 2010 draft, and hasn't lived up to the expectations of most.He's made just 44 appearances in the past five seasons, and has only scored four goals.
Despite the lack of production, Wiedeman brings an interesting package of skills to the Fury, and it will be fun to see how he fares against a different level of competition.