Edmonton, Alberta (March 18, 2013) – After weeks of training camp, FC Edmonton has decided not to offer Calgary defender Paul Hamilton a contract for the 2013 season.
“Paul Hamilton has been the perfect ambassador for our young club, but with the changes to our coaching staff, he wasn’t fitting in to our future plans,” said technical director Joe Petrone. “On behalf of the club, I want to wish Paul Hamilton all the best in his burgeoning soccer career.”
Hamilton joined the club for its exhibition season in 2010 and played a key role on the back-line for the 2011 NASL season.
In 2012, Hamilton played 22 NASL games, scoring one goal, earning the centre-back NASL Best XI honours.
“I very much enjoyed my time playing for FC Edmonton and wish nothing but the best for this club. Unfortunately I was not in the plans of the organization moving forward and therefore I am moving on to the next chapter of my career,” Hamilton said. “I want to thank Tom Fath and the whole front office staff for everything they’ve done for me. I wish the club many years of success and hope that the City of Edmonton will continue to help this club grow.”
Hamilton is now a free agent.