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.
Cover photo taken from TSG Hoffenheim website.
Now onto the players:
Neil Etheridge - Fulham (Barclays Premier League)
Fulham ended their season tied for eighth in the Premiership, ending it with a 2-0 defeat against Tottenham. Meanwhile, the Reserves finished 2nd in the Reserve League South.
Martin Jol's crew are currently in Leipzig, Germany for their preseason training.
The Cottagers began their preseason friendlies with a scoreless draw against HB Køge. Neil did not play in this match. Their preseason tour also includes fixtures FC Lokomotive Leipzig on July 18 and FC Kaiserslautern on July 21.
After their German tour, Fulham's preseason schedule includes matches against English sides Wycombe Wanderers on July 28, MK Dons on August 7 and Charlton Athletic on August 11. They also have a friendly against Ligue 1 side Nice on August 4.
Rob Dazo Gier - Ascot United (Hellenic League)
Ascot United finished the previous season in 14th place. Rob made 13 appearances for the club this season, starting all of them.
Their preseason friendlies are scheduled below:
July 7, a 3-0 victory over Mortimer FC
July 10 a 5-0 defeat to Windsor FC
July 14 a 2-2 draw with Feltham FC
July 21 vs Westfield
July 28 vs Fareham Town
July 31 vs Godalming Town
August 3 vs Hayes & Yeading
August 4 vs Staines Lammas' 3rd Team (Reserves)
August 18 vs Alpha Arms Academicals (Reserves)
August 25 vs Bracknell Rovers (Reserves)
Draws for the cup competitions were conducted, with Ascot United to host Sandhurst Town on August 10 for the FA Cup and Slimbridge on September 1 for the FA Vase.
Kevin Ingreso - Hambruger SV (1. Bundesliga) - Hamburger SV II (Regionalliga Nord) - Hambuger SV U19 (U-19 Bundesliga Nord/Nordost)
The first, second and U-19 team have already completed their seasons, with Kevin having appeared in all three at some point (although the first team appearances were with club friendlies and not official Bundesliga matches). The youngster recently played in the Oddset Cup Final for the U-19 side, scoring a goal in their 4-0 victory.
Preseason preparations for the senior side have already commenced, with upcoming club friendlies scheduled below:
July 6 a 1-1 draw versus TSV 1860 Rosenheim
July 8 a 10-0 victory over Zillertal Auswahl
July 10 a 2-2 draw versus FC Derek Grozny
July 14 a 1-1 draw versus Holstein Kiel
They will also be participating in the Peace Cup in South Korea, facing off against FC Groningen on July 20. Depending on their result, they will face either Sunderland or Seongnam Ilhwa on July 22.
After their Korean sojourn, these are the following preseason fixtures
July 24 vs FC Barcelona
July 27 vs Eintracht Norderstedt
August 4 vs Borussia Dortmund
August 5 vs either Bayern Munich or Werder Bremen
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.
It is important to note that the 19-yr old has a 23-yr old elder brother, Ricky, who is in the Landesliga Hammonia 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 already in preseason preparation for the upcoming season, with upcoming friendlies scheduled below:
July 13 a 3-0 victory over FC Astoria Walldorf. Stephan was not fielded for this match.
July 14 a 3-0 victory over SV Stadelhofen, where Stephan played the entirety of the match.
July 18 vs Regionalauswahl
July 21 vs Waldhof Mannheim
July 24 vs Linzer ASK
July 28 vs Wigan Athletic
August 5 vs Real Betis
They drew BAK '07 as their first round opponent in the DFB Pokal on August 17.
Roland Müller - MSV Duisburg (2. Bundesliga) - MSV Duisburg II (NRW-Liga)
The first and second team has completed their respective seasons, with Roland having been involved in both teams.
They are already in preseason preparation for the upcoming season with upcoming friendlies scheduled below:
July 6 a 5-1 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen. Roland did not play.
July 8 a 3-0 victory over SV Waldhof Mannheim, where Roland played the entire match.
July 12 a 4-0 defeat to TSV 1860 Munich. Roland did not play.
July 14 a 2-1 defeat to FC Memmingen, where Roland played the entire match.
July 18 vs KFC Uerdingen
July 21 vs Heracles
July 29 vs FC Twente
With the departure of Fromlowitz to Dynamo Dresden, it leaves a vacuum to be the chief backup to Felix Wiedwald, the fans' choice as Player of the Year. It is interesting to note that Roland is the eldest between the three remaining keepers on the team.
They drew Hallescher FC as their first round opponent in the DFB Pokal on August 17.
Dennis Cagara - Karlsruhe SC (3. Bundesliga)
Dennis has officially joined Karlsruhe SC, which had just been relegated from 2.Bundesliga.
Preparations for the upcoming season are already underway, as the defender started and played 69 minutes in a scoreless draw with Vertreter AB Kopenhagen on July 14. He also played the entirety of their match against Nürnberg, but did not figure in the friendly against St. Gallen. In addition, he was inserted in for the second half of their 17-0 victory over SV 62 Bruchsal.
The team drew Hamburger SV as their first round opponent in the DFB Pokal on August 19. while they open their season on July 21 against Heidenheim.
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 is currently in Germany with his family for the month of July.
Manny Ott - FC Ingolstadt II (Regionalliga Bayern)
The reshuffle of the German football pyramid has moved Ingolstadt II into the newly created Bayern subgroup.
Preseason preparation has already commenced, with Manny starting and playing 70 minutes in their 3-3 draw with TSG Hoffenheim's U23 squad.
They open their season on July 21 against Illertissen.
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.
Patrick Hinrichsen - SV Darmstadt 98 II (VL Gr.Süd)
SV Darmstadt ended the season in 5th place.
Patrick is currently in the Philippines for vacation, but he is to return to Germany this week.
Oliver Pötschke - BFC Preussen Berlin (Berlin-liga)
Oliver's team ended their season in 18th place.
Mark Drinkuth - DJK Agon 08 Dü-dorf (Bezirksliga Gruppe 1)
Mark's team ended their season in 11th place.
Ray Anthony Jónsson - Grindavík (Úrvalsdeild)
Grindavik finally secured their first win of the season, a 2-0 victory against Valur, then suffered a 2-1 defeat to Fylkir. They still remain at the bottom of the league with six points, three points behind the last retention spot. However, they still managed to advance in cup competition, with a 3-0 win over Víkingur Reykjavík. Ray played the entirety of all of these matches, highlighted by a 78' goal against Víkingur.
They face FH in league action on July 23, as well as Keflavík on July 31, while their next cup match is against KR on August 3.
Jerry Lucena - Esbjerg FB (Danish Superliga)
Jerry Lucena played the entirety of their narrow 3-2 defeat to Silkeborg to commence the Superliga season to commence on July 15.
He will then face his old teammates at AGF on July 24, followed by a fixture against SønderjyskE on July 28.
He already has confirmed his non-involvement in the upcoming camp in the United States.
Paul Mulders - ADO Den Haag (Eredivisie)
ADO Den Haag finished the season in 15th place.
Preseason preparations are already underway, with upcoming friendlies scheduled below:
July 7 a 9-1 victory over Laakkwartier, with Paul not being listed in the lineup.
July 14 a 2-1 defeat to KV Kortrijk, with Paul not being listed in the lineup.
July 21 vs Westlands Elftal
July 25 vs FC Dordrecht
July 28 vs Rijnsburgse Boys
August 1 vs FC Volendam
August 4 vs Newcastle United
Their Eredivisie season begins on August 12, against Vitesse.
He already has confirmed his non-involvement in the upcoming camp in the United States.
Jason de Jong - Stallion 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 will be returning to the country this week.
Jacques Van Bossche - Koninklijke Standaard Wetteren (Division III)
Jacques just signed a one-year deal with the team for next season, whose training is about to resume this week.
They have scheduled a friendly against Cercle Brugge on July 29.
Season proper begins on August 15 against KV Turnhout. Cup competition to begin on August 12 against an opponent to be determined.
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.
Angelo Marasigan - K.A.A Gent (Belguim Pro League)
KAA Gent's Europa League campaign has already commenced, while their preseason campaign has done well, winning all their fixtures save for one, which turned into a draw.
Angelo is already training with his team there.
Chris and Simon Greatwich - Morris County Colonials (National Premier Soccer League)
The Morris County Colonials ended their regular season on a positive note, drawing 2-2 against the Pocono Snow, then winning their fixtures against the Jersey City Eagles FC (4-3) and Buxmont Torch (2-1). The form netted them an opportunity to play in the playoffs, where they fell to the NY Red Bulls' NPSL side 2-0.
While Chris is focused on coaching duties alongside playing, Simon is still recovering from the hernia injury.
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.
Leigh Gunn - Fraser Park FC (NSW Super League)
Fraser Park FC secured a couple of wins against Dulwich Hill (1-0) and Northern Tigers (2-0), before losing to Hills Brumbies, 4-1. Normally a right back, Leigh played up front in the second half against the Tigers.
Leigh's team will face Mounties Wanderers on July 21.
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)
Tercera Football will resume on August 26.