Aldershot Sign Big Swiss Defender

Aldershot Town have signed Swiss defender Tim Schmoll on non-contract terms until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old, 6`6” tall centre-back, who can also play in midfield, was most recently with New York Red Bulls II in the United Soccer League - the second tier of professional football in the USA.

Previously, the Coppet-born player had graduated from New Jersey’s Harvard University into the Red Bulls’ under-23 side, with whom he reached the Premier Development League Championship Final.

Schmoll started his career in the academy at Geneva’s Servette FC, and in 2010 was named captain of their under-18 squad.

Four years at Harvard followed, during which he made sixty-one appearances, scored 10 goals, was named in the 2014 All-Ivy League First Team, and earned a degree in economics.

Schmoll joined Red Bulls II in January 2016, making 28 appearances in his first year and being part of the team that won the USL Cup end-of-season play-offs.

He made a further twenty-three appearances in his second season, as Red Bulls II reached the USL Cup semi-finals, but was released at the end of his contract in December.

Schmoll available for selection as The Shots host Bromley at the EBB Stadium tonight.

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