Mo Omar Signs On With San Antonio FC
Former Halifax Wanderers midfielder and MLS SuperDraft pick Mohamed Omar is set to join USL Championship side San Antonio FC, pending league and federation approval.
The 24-year-old centre midfielder had spent the last two seasons in Wanderers blue, making 44 appearances and being named to an assistant captain role this year. He proved himself to be an engine in the middle of the park with an eye for a sharp pass and great defensive abilities, with the ability to dictate tempo in front of him as well.
“We are pleased to add Mohamed to the team,” stated SAFC boss Alen Marcina. “He provides us with a physical presence in the center of the field, the on-ball ability to provoke pressure and find a free player, and has tremendous upside and potential. He has also already demonstrated character and leadership qualities, and we look forward to having him in San Antonio.”
Described as a natural leader by Andre Rampersad, the-six-foot-three certainly midfielder have proven himself to a near constant presence on Canada’s Atlantic coast. Prior to taking his first professional steps out there, the former Notre Dame captain had undergone a trial with the Colorado Rapids following the 2022 MLS SuperDraft and had proven to be a great pickup by Halifax.
Born in Toronto, Omar’s youth days saw him feature for both the TFC Academy and Toronto FC II, while later proving a standout in college ball as the captain of Notre Dame University. He had also played for USL League Two side Chicago FC back in 2019, appearing in nine matches and contributing one goal.
Mohamed Omar had been the first athlete to announce his departure from the Wanderers this offseason, with Lifumpa Mwandwe following suit not long after.
San Antonio were the defending league champions of the USL this year, finishing fourth in the west before bowing out in the conference semi-finals. The financial details and length of his contract were not disclosed by the club.