FRIDAY, MARCH 02, 2007
Tommy Krizanovic inks MLS developmental contract with FC Dallas
March 2, 2007
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former JU Dolphin forward Tommy Krizanovic has signed a one-year developmental contract with FC Dallas of the Major League Soccer association it was announced in a release by the team.
Krizanovic, a fourth-round selection in the MLS Draft by the franchise, will begin the season on non-active roster. The MLS allows an 18-player active roster, which Krizanovic can crack if members of the FC Dallas get injured or leave to play games with their national teams during the year.
After signing his contract, Krizanovic joined the FC Dallas squad for 12-day training to Brazil. He is the first Dolphin and Atlantic Sun Conference player to sign a contract in the MLS.
"We are really proud of Tommy," said JU head coach Mike Johnson. "He has been working really hard since entering camp and it's nice to see his progress get rewarded with a professional contract."
In his JU career, Krizanovic led the A-Sun in scoring for the last three seasons en route to earn three consecutive first team all-conference honors and "Player of the Year" accolades in 2006. He also earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South region honors for three consecutive years. He also finished the regular season leading the nation in goals per game (1.08) and points per game (2.46).
In 2006, he scored a team-high 14 goals and 33 points to lead the nation in goals per game (1.08) and points per game (2.46) during the regular season. He also led the Dolphins to their second straight A-Sun Tournament and first berth in the conference semifinals since 2002.
In the Dolphin career record book, he ranks third with 47 career goals and fifth with 108 career points.
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