Rich get richer: Forge FC bolster league-best attack with Jordan Hamilton signing

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Published August 5, 2022 at 10:35 am

Rich getting richer: Forge FC bolster league-best attack with Jordan Hamilton signing
Forge FC got a little more Hamilton. The Hamilton-based Canadian Premier League club announced the signing of forward Jordan Hamilton to a multi-year deal.

Forge FC got a little more Hamilton on Friday.

The Hamilton-based Canadian Premier League club announced the signing of forward Jordan Hamilton to a multi-year deal.

The 26-year-old Scarborough native boasts an impressive resume that most recently includes a stint with Irish club Sligo Rovers FC, where he scored two goals and added two assists in 13 appearances.

“We are very happy to welcome Jordan to our club, “ said Costa Smyrniotis, Forge FC’s director of football. “He is a quality player we know quite well, who will strengthen an already solid attacking group as we head into the back half of our season.”

Hamilton made 66 appearances for Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC and won a pair of MLS Cups — one with Toronto in 2017 and another in 2020 with Columbus Crew. He’s also suited up for Canada at the youth and men’s levels.

Soccer fans in other areas of the country expressed their displeasure on social media after learning that the CPL’s most dominant club has gotten even stronger.

“It’s basically Mr Burns baseball team at this stage,” reads one tweet.

The Simpsons reference is from the episode Homer at the Bat. The Springfield Nuclear Power Plant softball team, led by Homer, has a winning season and makes the championship game. Mr. Burns, Homer’s boss, makes a large bet that the team will win and brings in nine ringers from Major League Baseball to ensure his success.

Forge FC has regained its form — and then some — after a slow start to their CPL campaign.

Hamilton joins a group of potent attackers that already includes Woobens Pacius, Emery Welshman, Terran Campbell, Tristan Borges, and David Choiniere.

Not a bad problem to have if you’re Forge head coach and technical director Bobby Smyrniotis.

The club sits atop the overall table and has scored 37 goals while allowing 14 against — good for a plus-23 differential. The next best differential is owned by Cavalry FC at plus-7.

After a long road trip, Forge returns home Saturday to face HFX Wanderers FC.

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