Community Reaction to the Signing of Chris Mannella

The news of Atlético Ottawa’s newest midfielder took the Canadian Premier League by storm on Tuesday.

Ottawa teased an announcement and the opening of the ‘box of surprises’, but fans were unsure of what to expect.

The long rumored announcement was made public…

A subsequent video interview was shared from behind the scenes at TD Place aptly titled,

The First Word – Episode #1 Featuring Chris Mannella

Chris Mannella shared a message to the fans in Ottawa about his signing and return to professional soccer in Ottawa.

What happened next created waves across the Ottawa and Canadian soccer community among fans, former teammates and media.

Atlético Ottawa supporters groups, fans and former teammates were ecstatic to see Mannella join the club…

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