A former MLS defender is among three players who have agreed to play for NASL expansion team San Francisco Deltas.
Canadian international Karl Ouimette, who is in national-team training camp this week, comes to the Deltas after MLS stints with Montreal and the Red Bulls. Midfielder Cristian Portilla is a former Spain U-21 international who has played in several European leagues, and Kenny Teijsse will play professionally outside his native country, the Netherlands, for the first time.
The three signings increases the Deltas’ roster to 11 players. Along with four trialists selected from tryouts in November, they will attend the start of preseason camp Jan. 30.
Ouimette, 24, has earned 18 caps and assisted on two goals for Canada. The native of Montreal signed a Homegrown deal with the Impact in 2012 and has scored one goal in 38 MLS games.
Portillo, 28, played last season for Mensajero in the Spanish Segunda Division B. The central midfielder came through the Racing Santander youth ranks and has played in Greece, Hungary, and Cyprus.
Teijsse, a left back, is 24 and started out with FC Utrecht in 2012. He played on loan at FC Oss, Helmond Sport, and Sparta Rotterdam before joining Go Ahead Eagles in 2015. During the last two seasons he scored four goals in 25 games.