By Taylor Sorrels (@AbGatorade)
This afternoon, Louisville City FC announced that it has signed two new players to join Kadeem Dacres, Guy Abend and Juan Guzman on Elsie’s inaugural roster: Sean Reynolds and Adam “Not Batman” West. Per Jonathan Lintner at the Courier-Journal, “West, a 28-year-old from Washington, played for FC Edmonton of the North American Soccer League, where he made 10 appearances in 2012. He spent the last two years with the Seattle Sounders’ development team while returning from injuries.”
Reynolds’ last club spot was with the ill-fated VSI Tampa Bay something or other, a USL Pro club that only operated for one year before shutting down operations.
So what can we expect from these guys this coming spring? To the Wikipedia Page, Not Batman!
In the spring of 2007, West tried out for the Seattle Sounders of the USL First Division, who offered him a contract in April. West won the 2007 USL First Division championship with the Sounders, and played in 29 games during his two years with the club.
Seattle Sounders FC released West before the inaugural season. Having been unable to secure a professional contract, he subsequently signed with Tacoma Tide of the USL Premier Development League for the 2009 season.
West signed with USSF Division 2 club Rochester Rhinos on February 16, 2010 where the Rhinos won the regular season title. He then signed with Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League on February 24, 2011 where the Strikers made it to the NASL championship game, but fell short in the final leg. He left the club after the conclusion of the 2011 season.
In 2012 West joined with the newly promoted club, FC Edmonton of the NASL. Becoming the regular at left back by the season’s start, injuries held West back to only 10 appearances for the year. The team struggled in the absence of West finishing at the bottom of the table for the year. In 2013, West played in his hometown with the Seattle Sounders FC U-23 in the PDL. Two games into the season West suffered a torn acl and is scheduled to miss the rest of the season.
How about Reynolds?
In March 2013, Reynolds signed with new expansion franchise VSI Tampa Bay FC for their first season in the USL Pro. On April 2, Reynolds made his debut for VSI Tampa Bay against the Los Angeles Blues in which came on in the 77th minute for Bitielo Jean Jacques as VSI won the match 1–0. He then scored his first professional goal of his career later that month on 21 April 2013 against the Los Angeles Blues in which he scored in the 53rd minute as VSI won the game 3–2.
Thankfully, Reynolds isn’t a method actor and will speak to us in English if we ask nicely.
More roster announcements as they come!