Experienced scorer has national and international success
PAPILLION, Neb. (April 12, 2022) – Union Omaha announced today the signing of midfielder Kemal Malcom for the 2022 season, pending league and federation approval. Malcolm joins Chavany Willis as the second member on the squad with Jamaican national team experience.
Malcolm comes to Union Omaha with 11 years of professional experience, including 8 seasons with Jamaican National Premier League member Arnett Gardens F.C. There he helped the team win two league titles in 2015 and 2017. In 2021, he scored 21 goals in 48 appearances for A.D. Chalatenango in El Salvador. He’s also clocked 2 goals in his 8 caps for the Jamaican national team.
“Kemal is a quick, talented striker that is excited to join our club,” Union Omaha head coach Jay Mims said. “He will add immediate quality and experience to our attacking group of players, and I’m excited to work with him soon.”
Phonetic pronunciation of name: [KUH-MAHL MAL-KUHM]
Weight: 160 lbs.
Date of birth: 11/19/1989
Born: Kingston, Jamaica
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
Previous Club: AD Chalatenango (El Salvador)
The 2022 League One Championship defending campaign will continue on April 16 with a visit to South Georgia Tormenta FC. The home opener at Werner Park is set for April 23 vs. USL1 newcomer Central Valley Fuego FC. Season tickets and undated voucher packs for the 2022 season are currently available via UnionOmaha.com or the Werner Park Ticket Office by calling 402-738-5100.
ABOUT UNION OMAHA Union Omaha, the 2021 USL League One Champion, is the only professional soccer team in the state of Nebraska. USL League One is a United States Soccer Federation-sanctioned professional men’s soccer league that occupies the third tier of the American soccer landscape, below USL Championship (tier two) and Major League Soccer (tier one). Union Omaha plays its home matches at Werner Park in Sarpy County, also home to the Omaha Storm Chasers of Minor League Baseball. The team is led by General Manager Peter Marlette in the front office and by Head Coach Jay Mims on the field.