Forge FC Hamilton add another attacker on loan; Panama international Omar Browne

Published June 16, 2021 at 11:14 am

Hamilton’s Forge FC announced Wednesday (June 16) that Panamanian international attacker Omar Browne has been acquired on loan from Club Atlético Independiente de La Chorrera (C.A.I.) of the Liga Panameña de Fútbol.

It’s the second attacking forward that Forge has added on loan this week.

On Tuesday (June 15), Hamilton acquired Joshua Navarro on loan from A.D. Municipal Pérez Zeledón of the Primera División de Costa Rica.

Browne, 27, appeared in 11 games and scored three goals with Major League Soccer’s Montreal Impact (now CF Montreal) in 2019 before returning to C.A. Independiente.

The 5-9 native of Panama City has spent most of his career in Panama’s first division, suiting up with Plaza Amador (2012-13), Sporting San Miguelito (2013-14), Chorrillo (2014-15) and C.A.I. (2018-19, 20), scoring 20 goals overall.

He also spent time in 2020 with Costa Rica’s San Carlos and the Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv.

“We are very pleased to welcome Omar to our club,” said Forge FC Director of Football Costa Smyrniotis. “He is a very dynamic attacking player who will fit in quite nicely with our group. His considerable experience competing in international tournaments for both club and country will prove quite valuable for us as we once again compete on multiple fronts this season.”

Browne took part in the 2019 edition of the Concacaf Champions League, helping C.A.I. reach the quarterfinals after scoring twice in two games against Toronto FC in the Round of 16. He added an assist in the following round against Sporting Kansas City.

Internationally, Browne has 10 caps with the Panamanian national team dating back to 2018, including three appearances in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup and numerous friendlies. He has also represented Panama at the youth national level including the 2011 U17 World Cup in Mexico.

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