The Chicago House Athletic Club added four new players Friday in preparation for their inaugural season. Participating in the National Independent Soccer Association, the House are filling out their roster ahead of their season starting in August. Looking at the new additions, there is some exciting talent that will be taking the field at SeatGeek Stadium.
Four New Players
Joining the Chicago House is the first defender signed in the history of the club, David Abidor. Abidor is a native of the Chicagoland area. He has played professionally since 2015 on clubs ranging from Dalkurd FF in Sweden, to the New York Red Bulls II. He is a player to keep a close eye on for House fans.
Mike Novotny is joining the House as their first ever goalkeeper. The 25-year-old most recently played for the Hartford Athletic of the USL Championship league as a reserve. Novotny is a stellar goalkeeper who is also from the Chicagoland area.
Furthermore, the House added two midfielders. Michael Kozielek is returning to his home city of Chicago after most recently playing for FC Kristina in Finland. Kozielek actually used to play for the Chicago Fire Academy, and his experience will be nice for his new club.
The other midfielder, Damon Almazan, is joining the Chicago House right after playing for the Steel City FC of the Midwest Premiere League. He actually signed with the House midway through the Joliet-based club’s season, marking the first Steel City FC player to sign a professional contract.
State of the Roster
Previously, the Chicago House had three players: midfielder Drew Conner, forward Keegan Thompson, and forward Wojciech Wójick. Now, with their roster up to seven players, the season feels even closer. As the season start draws nearer, we will hopefully see more exciting names added to the roster. Stick with us and follow us @SecondCityOnTap for updates as the roster progresses.