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Ex-Revs Pick Omanga Signs w/ Finnish Side

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/

Former Revolution draft pick Pierre Omanga has landed in Finland after signing a contract with first division side FC Jazz last month.

Omanga, who was selected in the third-round of the 2014 SuperDraft, trained with the Revolution during last year’s preseason, but was not offered a contract. He linked up with the Rochester Rhinos shortly after, and became a free agent following the conclusion of the USL season.

“I’m happy that I’m here, and I’m excited about the new opportunity,” Omanga said in a team release. “Pori seems to be a cool place to be! I would like to score in every game, but also to create chances for other players and be a threat to the opponents in every game.”

Omanga attended Southern New Hampshire University, where he was named the 2013 Division II Men’s Soccer Player of the Year following a campaign in which he scored 21 goals, tops in the nation.

Before his stellar season at SNHU, Omanga scored seven goals in 13 games for GPS Portland Phoenix during the 2013 PDL season.

“Pierre is easily one of the most dedicated players I have worked with in my career,” Phoenix head coach Ally Bain said in a statement at the time. “He was always last of the field at practice, and it’s this hard work that has contributed to his recent accolades.”

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