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).
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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)
Neil was distinctly aware of what had gone on during the rain-soaked week, and decided to assist in the relief effort. Meanwhile, Fulham wound down their preseason preparation with a few more matches. Among them were a 2-1 defeat to Charlton and a 1-0 wn over MK Dons. Neil, however, was left off these matches.
The Cottagers will open their season on August 18 against Norwich City, while the Reserves will kick off theirs on August 27 against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
It is interesting to note that David Stockdale is rumoured to be sent away on loan again, which puts Neil again as the probable back-up to Mark Schwarzer.
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 kicked off their league campaign in a disappointing note with a 4-1 defeat to Marlow. Rob played in the match, as well as their 6-1 FA Cup victory over Sandhurst Town, before he made his way to Chicago. As a result, he missed their scoreless draw against the Oxford City Nomads.
Up next is their league match against Abingdon Town on August 18 and Highmoor Ibis on the 21st.
Kevin Ingreso - Hambruger SV (1. Bundesliga) - Hamburger SV II (Regionalliga Nord) - Hambuger SV U19 (U-19 Bundesliga Nord/Nordost)
The first team's preparations for the upcoming Bundesliga season wound down with some club friendlies before their DFB Pokal match against Karlsruher SC on August 19. It started with their 3-2 penalty shootout win over Danish side FC Nordsjaelland, followed by a 1-0 win over Mallorca. Both matches did not feature Kevin, but the last friendly, a 5-3 victory over German Oberliga side Altona 93, featured Kevin making an appearance in the 72' as a substitute.
The HSV II's match scheduled against Werder Bremen II was moved to October, so their next match will be against VfB Oldenburg on August 18.
The U-19 kicked off their season with a 2-2 draw against Holstein Kiel. Kevin was not in the match roster. They next face Hertha BSC on August 19.
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 closed their preseason preparation with a 3-0 victory over SV 07 Elversburg, with Stephan entering the match as a substitute in the 70th minute. 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's struggles continues with a 2-0 defeat to Jahn Regensburg, leaving them as the only team without a point in the division. Roland remains to be the chief backup keeper.
The DFB Pokal is up next, with Hallescher FC on tap on August 18, with league action resuming on August 25 against Dynamo Dresden.
Dennis Cagara - Karlsruher SC (3. Bundesliga)
Karlsruher SC still remains winless in the division, as they managed 1-1 draw against Osnabrück and a 1-0 defeat to Bielefeld. The lone point moves them down to a tie for 18th place. Dennis was not listed in the lineup for both matches.
The team is scheduled to face Hamburger SV as their first round opponent in the DFB Pokal on August 19, followed with the resumption of league action 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.
He participated in the United States training camp, highlighted by his appearance in their friendly against the Chicago Inferno.
Manny Ott - FC Ingolstadt II (Regionalliga Bayern)
Ingolstadt II secured points in their matches against Fronlach (a 1-1 draw) and Eintracht Bamberg (a 4-1 win), before suffering a 1-0 defeat to Bayern München.
No details available yet re: his match against Munich, but he played in the previous two matches, starting and playing eighty minutes against Fronlach and entering their match against Eintracht Bamberg as a substitute in the 72nd minute.
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 continued their positive form, after a 2-2 draw with FC Alsbach and a 3-1 victory over TGS Jügesheim. With seven points, they share the division lead with SG Bruchköbel. However, Patrick's club has a game in hand.
Patrick was not named in the roster for both matches.
Oliver Pötschke - BFC Preussen Berlin (1./2. Herren Landesliga St.2)
BFC Preussen kicked off their season with a 5-3 victory over Weißenseer FC. Oliver played the entirety of the match.
They are scheduled to face Nordberliner SC on August 18.
Mark Drinkuth - DJK Agon 08 Dü-dorf (Bezirksliga Gruppe 1)
Mark's team will begin their season on August 26.
Ray Anthony Jónsson - Grindavík (Úrvalsdeild)
Grindavik finally get things going in the league. After a 2-2 draw with Fram, they finally secure their second victory of the season, a 4-3 result over Stjarnan. Ray started both matches, but he was subbed off against Stjarnan in the 82nd minute.
They have a chance to move up in position, with 11th place Selfoss being the next opponent on August 21.
Jerry Lucena - Esbjerg FB (Danish Superliga)
Jerry played the entirety of their 1-0 defeat to Randers, keeping them rooted at the bottom of the Superliga.
They will face Horsens on August 19.
Paul Mulders - ADO Den Haag (Eredivisie)
ADO Den Haag kicked off their Eredivisie season with a 2-2 draw against Vitesse. Paul was left off the lineup for this particular fixture. They will be facing RKC Waalwijk on August 19.
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. With that, this will now be his last week in this feature until further notice.
He participated in the camp at the United States, with him seeing time as Jason Sabio's partner as center back in their friendly with the Chicago Inferno.
Jacques Van Bossche - Koninklijke Standaard Wetteren (Division III)
Standaard Wetteren's season kicked off on the right foot, with a 5-2 victory over KV Turnhout. That can't be said for their Cup campaign, as they exit in the first round via a 3-2 penalty shootout loss to R.FC.Tilleur St.-Gilles.
No details on whether JvB played against Turnhout, but he was scratched out of the lineup against Tilleur St. Gilles due to illness. He had gotten some action in the different club friendlies, although the most action he had played was one half.
They will face Geel-Meerhout on August 23.
Jeffrey Christiaens - Torhout 1992 KM (Division III Group A)
Jeff did tweet earlier this year 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 from representatives of Global akin to how Penson Stallion Gilligan's FC made their announcement with regards to Jason de Jong.
He participated in the training camp at the United States, culminating in their friendly against the Chicago Inferno.
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.
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 for the Colonials, Simon is still recovering from the hernia injury, but it looks like there is progress with his rehab.
Chris participated in the training camp at the United States, culminating in the friendly against the Chicago Inferno.
Both brothers have been linked to playing opportunities in the UFL. Simon is already on his way to Manila.
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.
OJ participated in the training camp at the United States, culminating in the friendly against the Chicago Inferno.
Leigh Gunn - Fraser Park FC (NSW Super League)
Leigh's team suffered a 2-0 defeat against Bankstown City Lion FC.
Fraser Park is scheduled to face the Northern Tigers on August 19.
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. In the meantime, one of preseason matches had Juani score a goal.