New York City FC announced on Monday that they have loaned defender Jeb Brovsky to Norwegian side Strømsgodset Toppfotball through December, as the Major League Soccer expansion club prepares for their debut season next spring.
Strømsgodset are the reigning Tippeligaen champions and will compete in the qualifying rounds of the upcoming UEFA Champions League, opening against Romanian champion Steaua Bucharest on July 16. Brovsky joins a host of other Americans currently playing in Norway’s top league, including US national team regular Mix Diskerud, former Montreal Impact and Chivas USA defender Zarek Valentin and former LA Galaxy midfielder Michael Stephens.
“I am thrilled that Jeb will have the opportunity to play for such a strong team while we continue to build our club,” NYC FC head coach Jason Kreis said in a statement. “As we sign more players to our roster in the coming months, we want our team to be able to continue to play soccer and keep their skills and conditioning at the highest level. Strømsgodset will be a rewarding experience for Jeb and will ensure that he is ready for action come our preseason.”
Brovksy, 25, was acquired by NYCFC earlier this month via trade with the Montreal Impact. He was chosen in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by the Vancouver Whitecaps as the 19th overall pick and appeared in 24 games in his rookie season with Vancouver.
Brovsky was subsequently moved to Montreal and played 65 regular season games with that club before he was dealt to New York City in exchange for a 2016 MLS SuperDraft pick on June 12.