“Nikola is a 6-foot, 3-inch center-forward who is enormously strong,” said Head Coach Tim Hankinson. “He’s a young, hard-working player who will help us press opponents and always give us a big presence in the opposing box.”
The Scorpions’ newest signee will join his new Scorpions teammates for training camp beginning Friday, March 1. Vasilić, who most recently played for Novi Sad in Serbia’s premier league, began his career in 2010 with Mladi Radnik and later competed for Elbasani and Sindelic Nis, all in Eastern Europe.
“We continue to sign skilled players at all positions who I believe will come together and become very competitive in the quest for a championship,” Hankinson said. “All of us are excited about competing for Soccer for a Cause at our brand new home, Toyota Field.”
The Scorpions, NASL 2012 regular-season champs, will open the 2013 season on the road April 6 versus the Minnesota Stars FC and play their first home game April 13 against last year’s playoff champs, the Tampa Bay Rowdies, at Toyota Field. The colorful, 8,000-seat stadium, located on Thousand Oaks Drive near the intersection with Wurzbach Parkway, just west of IH 35 in Northeast San Antonio, also will host concerts and special events in addition to soccer.