Nanaimo-born Callum Montgomery was taken fourth overall by FC Dallas in the MLS Super Draft Friday morning. Photo courtesy University of North Carolina Charlotte.

Nanaimo-born Callum Montgomery was taken fourth overall by FC Dallas in the MLS Super Draft Friday morning. Photo courtesy University of North Carolina Charlotte.

A budding soccer star born in Nanaimo had his name called early in the 2019 Major League Soccer Super Draft Friday morning in Chicago.

Callum Montgomery was chosen fourth overall by FC Dallas, following four seasons at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Montgomery is also a former player and captain of the Victoria Highlanders Football Club. He is the fourth former Victoria Highlanders player drafted into the MLS.

The 6’3″ centreback moved to Victoria to train with the V.I. Wave Soccer Program., and attended St. Michael’s University School where he captained the program’s soccer team to a provincial title.

In 21 appearances for Charlotte in 2018, Montgomery scored three goals and was named a First-Team All American.

Montgomery also captured the Conference USA defensive player of the year award.

 

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