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 email@example.com 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 kicked off their Premiership season in style with a 5-0 victory over Norwich. Neil, however, was left off these matches as Mark Schwarzer and David Stockdale remain the starter and chief back-up, respectively. He did travel with the Under-21 side for a preseason friendly with Celtic, which they won 4-0.
The Cottagers face a Manchester United side smarting from a defeat against Everton on August 25, while the U21 side will kick off theirs on August 28 against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the new U21 Premier League. Second round League Cup action (currently known as the Capital One Cup, used to be the Carling Cup) will take place on August 29 as they travel to Sheffield Wednesday.
Rob Dazo Gier - Ascot United (Hellenic League)
Although the friendly against the United States Virgin Islands did not push through, the defender still managed to fly in to participate in the ongoing camp.
Ascot United lost their match against Abingdon Town, 3-1, but managed to win their next fixture, a 1-0 result over Highmoor Ibis. Rob figured in this particular fixture.
FA Cup action resumes on August 25 against Bishops Cleeve, while the next league match will be against Binfield on August 27.
Kevin Ingreso - Hambruger SV (1. Bundesliga) - Hamburger SV II (Regionalliga Nord) - Hambuger SV U19 (U-19 Bundesliga Nord/Nordost)
Their 1st round DFB Pokal match against Karlsruher SC ended with a 4-2 defeat. Kevin did not figure in this particular fixture. He did make an appearance as a substitute in the 2-2 draw against VfB Oldenburg for HSV II, entering the match in the 67th minute.
Bundeliga action commences against Nürnberg on August 25, while the second team faces ETSV Weiche Flensburg in the Regionalliga on the same date.
The U-19 suffered a 3-1 defeat against HSC Berlin. Kevin was not in the match roster. They next face FC Carl Zeiss Jena on August 26.
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)
Hoffenheim suffered a shock 4-0 defeat against BAK '07 to exit the DFB Pokal in the first round, with Stephan listed as an unused substitute for this match. They get to kick off the Bundesliga season on August 25 against a Borussia M'Gladbach side that just suffered a 3-1 defeat against Dynamo Kiev in UEFA Champions League action.
Roland Müller - MSV Duisburg (2. Bundesliga) - MSV Duisburg II (NRW-Liga)
MSV Duisburg advanced in the next round of the DFB Pokal with a 1-0 victory over Hallescher FC, with Roland remains to be chief back-up keeper.
League action resumes on August 25 against Dynamo Dresden.
Dennis Cagara - Karlsruher SC (3. Bundesliga)
Karlsruher SC advanced to the next round of the DFB Pokal with a 4-2 victory over Hamburger SV, with Dennis remaining unlisted in the lineup.
League action resumes against Alemmania Aachen on August 25.
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 akin to how Penson Stallion Gilligan's made their announcement and officially introduce their new players.
He is already back in Manila after their US training camp.
Manny Ott - FC Ingolstadt II (Regionalliga Bayern)
To recap: Manny was a substitute during the 1-0 defeat to Bayern München II, entering in the 72nd minute.
Ingolstradt II bounced back from their defeat with a 2-2 draw against Ismaning, with he starting and playing 67 minutes. Currently tied for 13th in the division, they are scheduled to face Greuther Fürth II on August 26.
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. Coach Hans Michael Weiss has mentioned Mike as someone he is keeping his eyes on.
Patrick Hinrichsen - SV Darmstadt 98 II (VL Gr.Süd)
SV Darmstadt suffered a 4-1 defeat against FC 1907 Bensheim, with Patrick entering the match as a substitute in the 74th minute.
They are scheduled to face Spvgg. 05 Oberrad on August 22 and SG Rotweiss Ffm on August 25.
Oliver Pötschke - BFC Preussen Berlin (1./2. Herren Landesliga St.2)
BFC Preussen secured a 1-1 draw against Nordberliner SC. Oliver played the entirety of the match.
They are scheduled to face 1.FC Galatasaray Spandau on August 26.
Mark Drinkuth - DJK Agon 08 Dü-dorf (Bezirksliga Gruppe 1)
Mark's team will begin their season on August 26 against TV Kalkum-Wittlaer.
Ray Anthony Jónsson - Grindavík (Úrvalsdeild)
Grindavik return to their struggling form with a 4-0 defeat to Selfoss, keeping them at the bottom of the league. Ray played the entirety of the match, earning a yellow card in the 19th minute.
They have a chance to bounce back against ÍA on August 27.
Jerry Lucena - Esbjerg FB (Danish Superliga)
Jerry played the entirety of their goalless draw to Horsens, keeping them rooted at the bottom of the Superliga, but earning their 2nd point in the league.
They will face Brøndby on August 27.
Paul Mulders - ADO Den Haag (Eredivisie)
ADO Den Haag reprises their 2-2 draw, this time against RKC Waalwijk. Just like the previous one, Paul was left off the lineup for this particular fixture.
They will be facing VVV on August 25.
Jason de Jong - Penson Stallion Gilligan's FC (UFL)
Ernie Nierras has officially announced that Jason de Jong will be joining the UFL club for the upcoming season. Once the official press conference has been made, he will be removed from the list.
He already has returned to the country and is currently in Iloilo with the club for training.
Jacques Van Bossche - Koninklijke Standaard Wetteren (Division III)
To recap, Standaard Wetteren's season-opening victory over KV Turnhout did not feature Jacques in the lineup.
They will face Geel-Meerhout on August 23, as well as Temse on August 29.
Jeffrey Christiaens - Global FC (UFL)
Jeff sent out a tweet earlier this year that he will be playing with Global FC this upcoming season, and has already joined their practices since his arrival from their US training camp. Once the team has made the formal announcement akin to how Penson Stallion Gilligan's FC made their announcement with regards to Jason de Jong, then his name will be removed from the list.
Angelo Marasigan - clubless
Angelo is still looking for a new club, although he is currently in talks with a couple of Belgian Division I and II clubs.
Chris 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. Chris has been maintaining a dual role as both player and coach for them.
His name has been linked with moves to play in the United Football League.
Simon Greatwich - Loyola Meralco Sparks FC (UFL)
The note is to reflect the announcement made by Harwick College that Simon will be rejoining the Loyola Meralco Sparks for the upcoming UFL season and that he is foregoing his remaining NCAA eligibility.
OJ Porteria - Kaya FC (UFL)
OJ had announced earlier this year that he will be joining UFL side Kaya FC. He has already participated with the team's practices. His name will be removed from this list once it is made official by team representatives akin to how Penson Stallion Gilligan's will announce their signings.
Leigh Gunn - Fraser Park FC (NSW Super League)
Fraser Park end their campaign with a 4-0 defeat against the Northern Tigers. They finish 9th out of 12 teams.
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 resumed workouts with the team, with Tercera Football set to resume on August 26, where Racing will face CF Palencia.
Angel Guirado - Salgaocar FC (I-League)
As reported on this site earlier, he is now going to be with the former I-League champions. He may make his debut in a charity match against Dempo SC on August 26.