This is a weekly post devoted to following up on all the overseas-based footballers who have played for the Philippines. Like what the title stated, this is a recap of games of a team that has a Filipino in the lineup. And again, for him to be included in the tracking process, either he has to have capped for the Philippines or been named to the lineup as a reserve, or has been locked to or agreed to play for us (as with the case of the likes of Kevin Ingreso). So, if you are looking for David Alaba, Jonathan De Guzman and Alphonse Areola, you will not find him here (and in the case of Areola, not yet, anyway).
If you feel that there is a name missing on the list that you would like me to monitor as well, or even correct me on some things, you may do so by sending me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting me on my twitter handle (@misterjpmanahan) for questions. You can also tweet Soccer Central Philippines (@soccercentralph) You may also write them on the comments page below.
Again, do take note they have to qualify to the parameters set above. Major thanks to the people involved with and in Usapang Football for their assistance in detailing the info.
Now onto the players:
Neil Etheridge - Fulham (Barclays Premier League)
Fulham will open their season on August 18 against Norwich City, while the Reserves will kick off theirs on August 27 against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Meanwhile, Martin Jol's crew preseason preparations are winding down.
August 3 vs Staines Town - Neil played in the 4-3 victory by the mostly U21 team.
August 4 vs OGC Nice - Neil did not figure in the 4-0 victory by the Cottagers
August 7 vs MK Dons
August 11 vs Charlton Athletic
Rob Dazo Gier - Ascot United (Hellenic League)
Ascot United finished the previous season in 14th place. Rob made 13 appearances for the club then, starting in all of appearances.
Their preseason friendlies are scheduled below:
August 3 vs Hayes & Yeading - A 1-1 draw
August 4 vs Staines Lammas' 3rd Team (Reserves)
August 18 vs Alpha Arms Academicals (Reserves)
August 25 vs Bracknell Rovers (Reserves)
Their season kicks off on August 7 against Marlow. As for Cup competitions, Ascot United will host Sandhurst Town on August 10 for the FA Cup and Slimbridge on September 1 for the FA Vase.
Meanwhile, Rob is included the pool of players participating in the training camp at the United States.
Kevin Ingreso - Hambruger SV (1. Bundesliga) - Hamburger SV II (Regionalliga Nord) - Hambuger SV U19 (U-19 Bundesliga Nord/Nordost)
Preseason preparations continue for the first team, with these club friendlies below:
August 4 vs Borussia Dortmund - a 1-0 defeat with a Kevin not being involved in the match.
August 5 vs either Bayern Munich - a 1-0 defeat with a Kevin not being involved in the match.
August 8 vs FC Nordsjaelland
August 11 vs RCD Mallorca
August 14 vs Altona 93
The first team has drawn Karlsruher SC in the first round of the DFB Pokal to be played on August 19.
The HSV II kicked off their action with a 2-1 win over FC Oberneuland, with Kevin as an unused substitute. The U-19 start off their season on August 11 against Holstein Kiel.
It is important to note that Kevin has an elder brother, Ricky, who is in the Landesliga Hammonia currently playing with the third team.
Stephan Schröck - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (1. Bundesliga)
Stephan officially has joined Hoffenheim, who finished their Bundesliga season at 11th place.
They are winding down in their preseason preparation for the upcoming season, with a 2-1 victory over Real Betis. Stephan played the entire second half.
Their last preseason match will be against SV 07 Elversburg on August 11.
They drew BAK '07 as their first round opponent in the DFB Pokal on August 18, while their Bundesliga campaign kicks off against Borussia M'Gladbach on August 25.
Roland Müller - MSV Duisburg (2. Bundesliga) - MSV Duisburg II (NRW-Liga)
MSV Duisburg kicked off their 2. Bundesliga season with a 4-1 defeat against Aalen, where Roland was the chief backup keeper.
They are to face Jahn Regensburg on August 12, while in the DFB Pokal, they drew Hallescher FC as their first round opponent, whom they will face on August 18.
Dennis Cagara - Karlsruher SC (3. Bundesliga)
After a couple of draws, Karlsruher SC suffered their first defeat, a 2-0 loss against Stuttgart II. They are tied for 16th place as of the moment.
Dennis played the first half before being substituted at halftime. He incurred a yellow card during that action.
The team is scheduled to face Stuttgart II on August 4, while they drew Hamburger SV as their first round opponent in the DFB Pokal on August 19.
Denis Wolf - Global FC (UFL)
He has announced on his twitter handle that he will be joining Global FC in the UFL for the upcoming season. If so, his name will be removed from the list once this is made official.
He has already arrived in the United States for the ongoing training camp.
Manny Ott - FC Ingolstadt II (Regionalliga Bayern)
Ingolstadt II finally secured its first victory of the season with a 4-2 win over Buchbach. The win moves them to a tie for 13th place.
Manny did not start, but played the entirety of the 2nd half, replacing Daniel Kremer.
They will next face Bronlach on August 9 and against Eintracht Bamberg on August 11.
He also has a younger set of twins who are playing football as well in Germany. Mike and Marco. Mike is currently an U-17 selection with TSV 1860 München in the U-17 Bundesliga, while his twin Marco plays for S.C. E. Friesing in the U-17 Bayernliga. Mike has been mentioned by Coach Weiss as someone he is keeping his eyes on.
Patrick Hinrichsen - SV Darmstadt 98 II (VL Gr.Süd)
SV Darmstadt kicked off their season with a 2-1 win over Eintr. Wald-Michelbach. Patrick was an unused substitute for this match.
The are scheduled to face FC Alsbach on August 8, then face TGS Jügesheim on August 12.
Oliver Pötschke - BFC Preussen Berlin (1./2. Herren Landesliga St.2)
Oliver's team will begin their season on August 12 against Weißenseer FC.
Mark Drinkuth - DJK Agon 08 Dü-dorf (Bezirksliga Gruppe 1)
Mark's team will begin their season on August 26, although he has been able to play in some games, according to his twitter account.
Ray Anthony Jónsson - Grindavík (Úrvalsdeild)
Grindavik's cup run ends with a 1-0 defeat against league leaders KR. Ray played the entirety of that match.
League action resumes against 10th place Fram on August 9 and Stjarnan on August 13.
Jerry Lucena - Esbjerg FB (Danish Superliga)
Esbjerg still remains in the cellar of the Danish Superliga with one point, after a 2-1 defeat to København.
Jerry started in the match, playing 66 minutes before Nyogu Demba-Nyrén of the Gambia replaced him.
They will face Randers in league action on August 14, with cup competition against Fyn on August 16.
Paul Mulders - ADO Den Haag (Eredivisie)
ADO Den Haag will kick off their club season on August 12 against Vitesse. With that, preseason preparations are now winding down, with upcoming friendlies scheduled below:
August 1 vs FC Volendam - A 2-1 victory which included Paul playing the entire 2nd half.
August 4 vs Newcastle United - A goalless draw, with Paul not being involved in the match.
He already has confirmed his non-involvement in the upcoming camp in the United States.
Jason de Jong - Penson Stallion Gilligan's FC (UFL)
It looks as though that he has ironed out what might look like a deal to play for Penson Stallion Gilligan's FC next season in the UFL. If so, his name will be removed from this list once it is made official.
He is included in the pool of players participating in the camp at the United States.
Jacques Van Bossche - Koninklijke Standaard Wetteren (Division III)
Jacques signed a one-year deal with the team for the upcoming season, which will kick off on August 15 against KV Turnhout.
They were held to a 1-1 draw against Grimbergen.
Cup competition to begin on August 12 against Raeren.
Jeffrey Christiaens - Torhout 1992 KM (Division III Group A)
It is important to note that Jeff has not yet signed a deal with Torhout for next season, but he did tweet that he will be playing with Global FC next season. If so, his name will be removed from this list once it is made official.
He is included in those who are participating at the training camp in the United States.
Angelo Marasigan - clubless
According to a source, Angelo has been notified that his tenure with KAA Gent has come to an end, and thus he will be looking for a new club.
He is on his way to Manila, presumably to join in the training camp in the United States as well.
Chris and Simon Greatwich - Morris County Colonials (National Premier Soccer League)
The Morris County Colonials finished their regular season campaign in the NPSL as the 2nd place team in the Keystone Conference.
While Chris is focused on coaching duties alongside playing, Simon is still recovering from the hernia injury, but it looks like there is progress with his rehab. He might be ready in time for the friendly matches, should Coach Weiss decides to call him up.
With the upcoming camp in the United States, Chris has already confirmed his availability to participate.
OJ Porteria - Kaya FC (UFL)
Before his return to the United States, he announced that he will be joining UFL side Kaya FC. If so, his name will be removed from this list once it is made official.
He is included in the list of participants at the training camp in Chicago.
Leigh Gunn - Fraser Park FC (NSW Super League)
Leigh's team suffered a 2-1 defeat against Bankstown Berries FC.
Fraser Park is scheduled to face Bankstown City Lion FC on August 12.
He has plans on returning to the Philippines by December this year, which might then lead to a return by March 2013 to possibly play local football by that time.
Juan Luis Guirado - Racing Lermeño (Tercera Division Group 8)
He has already ruled himself out of the upcoming camp in the United States due to rehabbing from his knee injury.
Tercera Football will resume on August 26, where Racing will face CF Palencia.