Northern Colorado FC add midfielder in loan deal

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A new face will be on the pitch for Northern Colorado FC after a loan deal was announced on Thursday.

Midfielder Wolfgang Prentice will come to Hailstorm from Oakland Roots SC, who are part of the USL Championship League. The deal is still pending league and federation approval.

Prentice is expected to be on loan with the Hailstorm until the end of the season.

“It’s a new place for me, I’ve never been to Colorado before,” Prentice said in a statement. “I’m always excited about new opportunities, so I’m delighted to be here.”

Prentice made his debut for Oakland against USL League One Greenville Triumph in the US Open Cup.

Prentice played college football at Cal State-Northridge, appearing in 35 games, scoring four goals and contributing five assists. He also spent time with the Los Angeles Galaxy youth academy and the 2015 U.S. national team U15 camp.

Prior to joining the Roots, Prentice played for San Diego 1904 in the National Independent Soccer Association. He played 16 games and scored one goal.

“Wolfgang arrived very motivated, with a great attitude, young, impatient, humble,” said head coach Éamon Zayed. “He wants to get his head down and get some playing time. He’s rated highly by the Oakland coaching staff so obviously I’m happy to bring him in and hopefully he adds to our team in the second half of the season.

Prentice is the second player to be loaned out to Northern Colorado. Defenseman Owen Damm joined the franchise this year and is also expected to play until the end of the season.

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