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Pacific FC Re-Signs Key Players

October 29, 2020 - Canadian Premier League (CPL) - Pacific FC News Release

Victoria, BC - Pacific Football Club is pleased to announce the re-signing of five current players including Marcel de Jong, Jordan Haynes, Matthew Baldisimo (Baldi), Josh Heard and Sean Young.

"Marcel is a leader on this team and we greatly value his experience and Baldi has taken huge steps in his development as a player," said Pa-Modou Kah, Head Coach, Pacific FC. "Josh, Jordan and Sean are players with endless potential for the future."

De Jong, 34, is arguably one of Canada's best left backs was signed to the team for the 2019 season with much fanfare. As team captain he has been instrumental in guiding the younger players on the roster. His teammate, twenty-two-year-old Baldisimo, has been a key midfielder for the club for two seasons.

Island-bred players Sean Young, 19 and Josh Heard, 26 joined Pacific in 2020 and were instrumental offensively this season. The duo both got their starts on Vancouver Island both playing for the Highlanders, Young is also a product of the Wave program.

Haynes, 24 was also signed in 2020 after attending University of British Columbia and later went on to play in the USL for Oklahoma City and the Calgary Foothills. He has played predominately at full back for the club and is knowns for his work ethic on the pitch.

"All five of these players have been important pillars of the club and we look forward to them continuing on with us in the coming season," said Rob Friend, CEO, Pacific FC.

Zach Verhoven will not be returning to Pacific FC in the next season.

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