Dennis Chin transfers from Ottawa Fury to Israeli second division
Ottawa Fury FC has transferred forward Dennis Chin to Israeli second-division club Ironi Nesher. The NASL side announced the move on Friday.
Chin has one goal in 15 matches for Ottawa this year. He told FourFourTwo USA that he is making the move to Israel in hopes of climbing the ladder there and, eventually, to a bigger club in Europe.
“Ever since Orlando I have been chasing to show people what I can really do and I don’t think I’ve been able to do that,” Chin said. “The argument for Israel, to me, is that there are not a lot of players like me over there. My speed and the way I play. … There, it’s a good place to showcase myself. I can be more dangerous.”
American Aaron Schoenfeld recently decided to forgo a return to MLS and try his luck in Israel. He started with a small club, Maccabi Netanya, before bursting onto the scene and almost immediately transfering to Hapoel Tel Aviv, one of the two biggest clubs in Israel.
Similarly, Chin hopes he can find quick success.
“I want to score goals and make assists and be impactful,” he said. “If I do that maybe I end up with a bigger club like Aaron and then from there you can keep on moving up. The ultimate goal is to use it as a showcase and prove players here [in the U.S. and Canada] can play.”