Pending league approval, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC announce Travis Nicklaw as the fourth signing of 2020. Nicklaw is coming from the Völsungur Football Club, a professional Icelandic team, and has proven himself to be a standout defender. Nicklaw has also been on Guam’s National team since 2012, and has made 21 appearances. In 2015 he helped obtain a historic win over Turkmenistan (1-0) in the country’s FIFA World Cup qualifying match. Four days later on June 15, 2015, Nicklaw scored his first international goal. This took place in the second match of the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier Group D round against India. Nicklaw scored the game winning goal in the 62’ minute which was coincidentally assisted by his brother Shawn Nicklaw. Guam went on to win 2-1 in full-time. Given the massive population difference between Guam and India, this was a historical game for Guam as they continued their World Cup qualifying campaign.
Nicklaw will come into the Chattanooga Red Wolves, and make an immediate impact. He will have a role in leadership, and will contribute to the club’s missional goals on and off the pitch. The Red Wolves are excited to announce Travis Nicklaw, and look forward to what he will do in the 2020 season.
Chattanooga Red Wolves SC announce Uchenna Uzo as their third signing of 2020. Uzo is coming from the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, a USL Championship team, and has proven himself to be a dominant defender. With a successful pass completion rate of 84.1% in his own half, and winning over 75% off all of his tackles Uzo is a foundational piece in the backline. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, the 27-year-old will be a dominant force for the Red Wolves in the upcoming season. Uzo has played for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Phoenix Rising in recent years, and that experience is a quintessential element in the quest for the club to become USL League One 2020 champions.
In a recent interview with the head coach, Jimmy Obleda, he said, “Uzo provides our backline a level of experience that we need. He is a presence defensively, and as a winger coming forward. The fact that he can play the left-center back and left-back position gives us the ability to put him in positions that we need. He is going to be very important to the team if we are going to be successful this season.”
Founded in 2018, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC is a professional soccer club in Chattanooga, Tenn. The USL League One founding member is led by business executive Robert (Bob) Martino and President & GM Sean McDaniel. In just over a year since the club’s inception, Red Wolves SC have played their inaugural professional season, launched the elite Chattanooga Lady Red Wolves of the WPSL, launched two USL League Two pre-professional teams in Dalton and Park City, launched three youth academies, Chattanooga, Dalton, and Park City and has begun construction on Tennessee’s first professional soccer-specific stadium.