Ongaro Returns From Loan, Re-Signs
Canadian Premier League side FC Edmonton has announced that Easton Ongaro will be returning to Clarke Stadium following his loan in the Danish second division, with the 22-year-old striker now set to suit up for the Eddies next year.
Ongaro has spent the last few months on loan with Vendsyssel, where he made two goals in seven appearances for the Hjorring-based side. While they had an option to purchase the striker, the club has opted to pass on the option in favour of a larger scale rebuild after a disappointing campaign.
We didn’t make the decision lightly. Easton showed his potential especially in December, scoring two goals. He always behaved in an exemplary manner and fought for his spot in the team. However, we have generally decided to rebuild the team after our poor sporting performance in the previous round, so we will change the personnel in the attacking line. We thank Easton for his time here and wish him only the best.VFF Director of Football Ingo Winter
Ongaro has been one of the highlight notes from FC Edmonton’s first two Canadian Premier League seasons, with the local youngster stating that the club has a lot to prove following its winless Island Games campaign.
To that end, new head coach Alan Koch has begun bringing in fresh faces with the likes of Saint Louis FC’s Paris Gee, York United’s Kyle Porter, and Valour FC’s Fraser Aird. The club has also retained academy products Marcus Velado-Tsegaye, Chance Carter, and Antony Caceres.
The club also re-signed full-back Jeannot Esua yesterday, with CanPL Editorial staff having disclosed that both he and Ongaro had signed contracts up to 2021 a few months ago.
Easton has grown significantly through his time in the CPL and has also been able to develop further through his first professional experience in Europe. I look forward to working with him and seeing how far we can take his game. He scores goals, and so we are really excited to start working with him and all his teammates to help set us up for success in the final third.Alan Koch
Ongaro is the top goalscorer for the Eddies’ CPL era, contributing 13 goals in 29 appearances across all competitions. That also makes him tied as the CPL’s all-time top goalscorer, with Ongaro in a three-way tie with Akeem Garcia and Tristan Borges.
While some more members of the Eddies contingent are expected to re-sign, Koch has made it clear that the club ‘must play catch up’ to other CPL sides, and fans should be expecting several new faces to take to the pitch at Clarke Stadium next year.
FC Edmonton did not disclose the financial details of Ongaro’s contract.