Forge FC bring defender Dominic Samuel back to Hamilton

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Published January 13, 2022 at 3:32 pm

Hamilton's Forge FC announced the club re-signed Canadian defender Dominic Samuel to a multi-year agreement. (photo credit: Forge FC/CPL)

Hamilton’s Forge FC announced Thursday (Jan. 13) the club re-signed Canadian defender Dominic Samuel to a multi-year agreement.

“Dominic has been a rock in our backline since we began our club in 2019,” said Forge FC Director of Football Costa Smyrniotis. “He is a top defender and a very important player for us both on the field and off the field in the community. We are extremely happy to be able to continue together with him in Hamilton.”

It’s been a busy week for Forge.

The CPL club officially announced the signings of young standout midfielder Alessandro Hojabrpour and MVP runner-up, Terran Campbell, to multi-year deals.

Samuel, meanwhile, has made 83 total appearances for Forge FC over three seasons (2019-21), including 64 in CPL play, 15 in Concacaf League and four Canadian Championship matches, registering two assists overall.

Forge FC bring defender Dominic Samuel back to Hamilton

Prior to Forge, the 27-year-old native of Toronto and youth product of Sigma FC was a two-time League1 Ontario Defender of the Year and First-Team All-Star (2015, 2018) with Sigma FC, spent the 2016 season with the United Soccer League’s Rochester Rhinos.

Samuel had a four-year career at Southern New Hampshire University (2012-15) in NCAA Division II winning the NCAA Division II title in 2013 and personally earned All-American & All-Conference honours all four years with the Penmen.

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