Canadian Malyk Hamilton leaves Atletico Ottawa for North Carolina FC

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Canadian defender/midfielder Malyk Hamilton has signed with North Carolina FC.

The 21-year-old Canadian youth international comes to USL League 1 from the Canadian Premier League where he spent 2020 with Atletico Ottawa and 2019 with Cavalry FC in his hometown of Calgary.

"I am thrilled to welcome Malyk Hamilton to North Carolina FC," coach John Bradford said in a statement. "He has a strong playing background at a young age already, as well as an extremely high potential for continued growth."

Hamilton joined West Ham United's youth academy in England at the under-12 level. Prior to the CPL, Hamilton was with Toronto FC 2.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 22, 2021

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