Armada sign two players, say goodbye to one

Former Minnesota United captain


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Armada continue to build the roster ahead of the 2017 North American Soccer League season. The club announced Tuesday that they had signed defender Aaron Pitchkolan and forward Jonathan Glenn, and parted ways with midfielder Jason Plumhoff.

Pitchkolan, 33, played in MLS for six years for FC Dallas and the San Jose Earthquakes before signing with Minnesota United in 2013. He served as Minnesota's captain for all four years he played there, but was not among the players who made the transition from Minnesota's NASL roster to MLS this year. The 6-foot-2-inch defender recorded five goals and four assists in four seasons with Minnesota and was named to the NASL's Best XI in 2013.

“Aaron possess great leadership qualities and we as a staff will rely on him to help build the team environment within the club culture,” said Armada FC technical director Nathan Walter.

Glenn, who played two seasons for the Jacksonville United - now the Jacksonville Armada U-23 team - will make his NASL debut. The 29 year-old Trinidad and Tobago native played the last three seasons in Iceland. He has five caps and one goal with the Trinidad and Tobago national team.

“Jonathan adds high level experience and is the profile forward we have been looking for,” said Walter.

The Armada also parted ways with midfielder Jason Plumhoff, who was traded from FC Edmonton on July 6. He started five matches in 11 appearances for the club.

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