Forward Madison FC has signed 23-year-old midfielder Adolfo “Fito” Ovalle on loan from Toronto FC II, the club has announced. Ovale, who has been playing in the professional ranks since 2015, served as captain for TFC II last year.
“We just thought it was too good an opportunity to pass up, having a player of his quality joining our team,” said Flamingos Head Coach & Technical Director Daryl Shore in a statement. “Fito’s a player that – even though he’s young – brings a veteran presence to the midfield and will make our roster deeper and stronger.”
Ovalle was born in Chile and grew up near Salt Lake City in Utah. Ovalle signed for MLS club Real Salt Lake as a 17-year-old and became a regular with Real Monarchs SC in the USL Championship.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to be with a big club in this league like Madison,” Ovalle said. “The team has welcomed me with open arms and every single one of them has made this transition easier.”
Ovalle can play as a holding midfielder, a box-to-box midfielder, or even as a defender, according to Shore.
Forward Madison currently sits fifth in USL League One, five points off the league’s two playoff places. The Flamingos travel to play New England Revolution II this Friday at 6 p.m. on TVW and ESPN+.