The San Antonio Scorpions recruitment drive of Eastern Europe continued on Tuesday as they announced the signing of Nikola Vasilic for the 2013 season.
The hard striker will be a significant boost to the Scorpions offense coming from FK Novi Sad in his home country of Serbia.
Scorpions coach Tim Hankinson was excited as he said in a press release, “He’s a young, hard-working player who will help us press opponents and always give us a big presence in the opposing box.”
The 24 year old comes off a career best season in Albania where he was playing for Elbasani and impressed scoring five goals from just six starts.
The signing continues the cosmopolitan look of the Scorpions and Vasilic's versatility will be a significant boost to the side. Vasilic doesn't just provide depth but has the quality to start for the Scorpions.
The key for Vasilic will be getting used to the different style of football in the USA and particularly the NASL but should settle quickly to the style.
Vasilic could be well deployed as a holding midfielder with his timing of the highest quality when making those diagonal runs from midfield reminiscent of Tim Cahill.
Most impressive of all is Vasilic’s left foot which displays plenty of power which will prove dangerous on set-pieces, which could make him a very solid replacement for Pablo Campos.
The Scorpions also revealed that their season will officially commence on March 1st when the team assembles for pre-season training camp.