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Union Omaha Signs Two New Players Ahead of 2021 Season

January 22, 2021 - United Soccer League One (USL1) - Union Omaha News Release

PAPILLION, Neb. - Union Omaha announced today its first two new signings for the 2021 season.

Conor Doyle joins the club from Chattanooga Red Wolves SC, where he played the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Doyle's professional career includes both national and international representation. He played for the U.S. National Team at the U-20 and U-23 levels and the Republic of Ireland's national team at the U-21 level. Doyle had committed to playing for the Bluejays at Creighton University in 2010 before signing his first professional deal with Derby County. From 2010-13, Doyle played for Derby County in the English Championship, also featuring in the FA Cup with the Rams. He then moved to D.C. United, where he helped the team to a U.S Open Cup title and featured in two consecutive CONCACAF Champions Leagues. From 2016-18, Doyle played with the Colorado Rapids, Puerto Rico FC and Jacksonville Armada.

Position: Midfielder

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 178 lbs

Born: 10/13/1991

Hometown: McKinney, TX

"Conor is one of the most intelligent players I have coached, and I love the fact that he always wants to get better", said Head Coach Jay Mims. "You have to be self-motivated and passionate to succeed at the professional level and Conor has shown that throughout his career. Although he has great experience in MLS and England, Conor's humility and selflessness are rare to find and I just appreciate that about athletes. I am excited to start working with him and the rest of the guys."

Greg Hurst also joins the club from Chattanooga Red Wolves SC. Hurst's professional career began when he signed his first contract with St. Johnstone FC of the Scottish Premiership following a trial with Everton of the English Premier League. Hurst spent four years with St. Johnstone FC, playing loan stints at Berwick Rangers, East Fife and Forfar Athletic. During that time, Hurst made 46 appearances and scored 11 goals. In 2017, Hurst was a member of St. Johnstone's Europa League qualifying squad. Hurst moved to Scottish League Two's Stenhousemuir FC in 2019 prior to joining the Red Wolves.

Position: Forward

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 154 lbs

Born: 04/08/1997

Hometown: Stirling, Scotland

"Greg is a proven goal scorer in this league as he really excels in and around the box," said Head Coach Jay Mims. "He is very hungry to improve and develop - there is always room for growth - which is exciting for his future. I am looking forward to having Greg integrated with our team."

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