July 7, 2014
NYC FC's Brovsky loaned to Norwegian club
New York City FC announced Monday that defender-midfielder Jeb Brovsky will join Strømsgodset Toppfotball of Norway on loan through December.
The 25-year-old Brovsky, a three-year Major League Soccer veteran, was acquired earlier this month by New York City FC through a trade with Montreal Impact.
NYC FC will make its MLS debut in March.
“I am thrilled that Jeb will have the opportunity to play for such a strong team while we continue to build our Club,” NYC FC jead coach Jason Kreis said in a sttement. “As we sign more players to our roster in the coming months, we want our team to be able to continue to play soccer and keep their skills and conditioning at the highest level. Strømsgodset will be a rewarding experience for Jeb and will ensure that he is ready for action come our preseason.”
Strømsgodset Toppfotball is part of Strømsgodset IF, a Norwegian multi-sports club and is known as one of the elite teams in the region. The Club has won the Norwegian Premier League twice and the Norwegian Football Cup five times.
Most recently, Strømsgodset Toppfotball won the Norwegian Premier League in 2013 and the Norwegian Cup in 2010, and also be playing in the qualifying rounds of the upcoming UEFA Champions League. The club plays at Marienlyst Stadion in Drammen, Norway.
“We are very excited to welcome Jeb to our team for the next six months. Not only is Jeb a versatile player who can play as a defender and a midfielder," Strømsgodset sporting director Jostein Flo said in a statement. "He’s a great addition to our squad, and we know he will make an impact both on and off the field during his time at Strømsgodset."
A native of Lakewood, Colorado, Brovsky was chosen in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by the Vancouver Whitecaps as the 19th overall pick. After playing in 24 games in his rookie season with Vancouver, Brovsky was moved to the Montreal Impact and played 65 regular season games with that club through this past season.