Pacific Adds Adonijah Reid To Attack
Pacific FC is adding to its attack with the addition of Canadian forward Adonijah Reid.
The 23-year-old arrives to the isle spending the last two seasons with Miami FC in the USL Championship. He accrued three goals and four assists in 25 appearances for the side last year, helping Miami to the playoff qualification stage.
He’s a familiar face to Pacific’s new manager of football and player development, Jamar Dixon, as the two had played together back at the Ottawa Fury.
“Adonijah is a dynamic and inspiring player who knows how to find the back of the net,” said Dixon. “He has a big future ahead of him and we are happy to provide this opportunity for him to break out and take his game to the next level.”
Reid proved to have an eye for goal at the age of just sixteen, scoring 20 goals in 20 appearances for League1 Ontario side ANB Futbol. Turning heads aplenty at the time, he trialed with the likes of Nice and Olympique Lyonnais before joining the inaugural Generation Adidas Canada class for the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.
Reid was selected by FC Dallas that year, undergoing a loan to the Ottawa Fury and establishing himself as a young talent with a high ceiling. After contributing five goals in 45 appearances across all competitions, he left the Fury to sign with French Ligue 2 side Le Havre AC, where his minutes were limited before his North American return through Miami.
“Adonijah is a good kid with strong character who is willing to learn and take constructive criticism,” added Dixon. “The potential to be a game-changing playmaker and consistent goal-scorer at the heart of our attack is there, and we look forward to seeing him achieve new heights with Pacific.”
The 23-year-old has carved out over one hundred professional appearances, which is a remarkable feat for a forward of his age. He has also represented Canada at the youth level, featuring in the 2018 Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship.
His performances with Miami FC show that the 23-year-old can perform at a good level whether on either flank or in the middle – all-told, this looks like a good pickup for a Pacific side replacing some big shoes up front.
The Tridents have redesigned their attacking line considerably following the high-profile departures of Marco Bustos and Alejandro Diaz, with players like Easton Ongaro and Dutch winger Ayman Sellouf coming in, among others.
Reid will be seen as a significant league-wide offseason addition ahead of the upcoming season.
Pacific will kick off its fifth campaign by hosting newly-minted neighbours Vancouver FC on April 14.