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Memphis 901 announce signing of former Drogheda United man Aaron Molloy

Wed, Jan 12 2022
Aaron Molloy in action for Drogheda United during a First Division encounter with Shelbourne in 2016

Aaron Molloy in action for Drogheda United during a First Division encounter with Shelbourne in 2016 Credit: Larry McQuillan (ETPhotos)

USL Championship side Memphis 901 have announced the signing of former Drogheda United player Aaron Molloy.

The midfielder joins Memphis, which includes former Manchester United goalkeeper Tim Howard among its owners, from Forward Madison where he spent the 2021 season playing alongside former Galway United and St Patrick’s Athletic striker Jake Keegan.

“I’m super excited to be part of the Memphis 901 family,” Molloy said, speaking to the club’s media team.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to #DefendMemphis and give everything I got for the city and organization.

“I can’t wait to get there to meet the fans, staff and players as well as experience the city.”

During his time in Wisconsin with Madison, Molloy scored four goals and assisted three goals in 27 appearances. He was also named on the league’s Team of the Year for 2021.

The Dubliner began his career with Drogheda United during their 2016 First Division campaign before making the move to play college soccer at Keiser University and then Penn State.

During the college soccer offseason Molloy lined out for Philadelphia Union’s development side Reading United and was awarded the USL League Two Young Player of the Year in 2017.

The midfielder was a first round pick for the Portland Timbers in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft and he spent the 2020 season with the club’s USL Championship affiliate before making the move to Forward Madison.

Molloy also adds to the contingent of former League of Ireland players on the Memphis roster with former Derry City and Finn harps defender Niall Logue recently joining the club from El Paso Locomotive after spending the 2021 season on loan at Memphis.

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