MLS Supplemental Draftee and 47th Pick Overall Added to 2012 Roster
Chicago, IL- Tony Walls, who played with FC Milwaukee Nationals from U13-U18 and was the 2011 Horizon League Player of the Year at UW-Green Bay, has officially turned pro. The 5'11' Walls will provide depth at outside back for the "Men in Red".
Per www.chicago-fire.com, Fire head coach Frank Klopas said of Walls, "We knew the qualities he possessed after seeing him with our PDL team and he's done an excellent job throughout preseason to come in, convert from midfield to defense and earn a roster spot in the process."
Walls was a standout defensive midfielder as a player with FC Milwaukee on a team that made 2 USYSA National Final Four appearances finishing 3rd and 2nd in the nation. "The fact that we have 2 alumni (Ehtan Finlay of the Columbus Crew) who have signed pro deals this year and have a chance to compete against eachother after playing together at the club level couldn't be more exciting," said FCMN Director of Coaching Peter Knezic. " During his time with us, Tony was always among one of the best and most competitive players on the field, whether competing at the regional or national level. It is clear that hard work, together with talent and an environment that tests you pays off. Tony is one of FC Milwaukee's finest examples proving that to be true," continued an ecstatic Knezic.
Click http://www.chicago-fire.com/news/2012/03/fire-sign-defender-tony-walls for more on the Walls' signing with the Chicago Fire.