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)
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 continue their preseason preparations.
July 18 vs FC Lokomotive Leipzig: a 4-0 victory, with Neil not being used for the match.
July 21 vs FC Kaiserslautern: a 2-2 draw, with Neil not being used for the match.
July 27 vs Kingstonian: a 2-0 victory, with Neil playing the second half as a halftime substitute for David Stockdale.
July 28 vs Wycombe Wanderers: a 3-0 victory, with Neil not being used for the match.
July 31 vs Farnborough: a 3-0 victory for Fulham's U21 side, with Neil starting and playing the 1st half.
August 4 vs OGC Nice
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:
July 21 vs Westfield: a 1-1 draw for the 1st team, a 4-2 loss for the reserves.
July 26 vs Ashford Town: a 1-0 victory.
July 28 vs Fareham Town: a 4-0 defeat.
July 31 vs Godalming Town: a 3-2 victory.
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)
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.
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:
July 24 vs FC Barcelona: a 2-1 defeat where Kevin came in as a substitute in the 75th minute.
July 27 vs Eintracht Norderstedt: a 6-0 win that Kevin did not figure in.
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
They also won the Peace Cup in Korea, having been able to dispatch FC Groningen, 2-1, and beating Seongham 1-0. Kevin did not figure in both of the matchups.
The first team has drawn Karlsruher SC in the first round of the DFB Pokal to be played on August 19.
The second team will kick off their action on August 4 against FC Oberneuland, while the U-19 kick off theirs on August 11 against Holstein Kiel.
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 18 vs FV Wiesental: a 10-1 victory with Stephan not involved in the match.
July 21 vs Waldhof Mannheim: a 2-0 victory with Stephan not involved in the match.
July 24 vs Linzer ASK: a 2-0 victory with Stephan playing the entire second half.
July 28 vs Wigan Athletic: a 1-1 draw where Stephan started and played only the first half.
August 5 vs Real Betis
They drew BAK '07 as their first round opponent in the DFB Pokal on August 17, 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 just concluded their preseason with these friendlies below:
July 18 vs KFC Uerdingen: a 3-0 victory, with Roland on the bench for the duration of the match.
July 21 vs Heracles: a 2-0 victory, with Roland on the bench for the duration of the match.
July 29 vs FC Twente: a 1-0 defeat, with Roland entering the match in the 73rd minute.
Given the roster currently assembled, he is now the chief backup to Felix Wiedwald, the fans' choice as Player of the Year for the past season.
They are to kick off their 2. Bundesliga campaign on August 5 against Aalen, while in the DFB Pokal, they drew Hallescher FC as their first round opponent, whom they will face on August 19.
Dennis Cagara - Karlsruher SC (3. Bundesliga)
Karlsruher SC has kicked off their 3. Bundesliga campaign with a couple of draws, 2-2 against Heidenheim and a goalless encounter against Hallescher FC.
Dennis played the entirety of their Heidenheim encounter, but was not available for their match with Hallescher FC.
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 will be participating in the upcoming training camp in the United States.
Manny Ott - FC Ingolstadt II (Regionalliga Bayern)
Ingolstadt II stumbled their way to the season in the newly created Regionalliga Bayern, with only one point in three matches, joining the cellar with Augsburg II and Eltersdorf. After their initial 2-2 draw with Illertissen, they lost their subsequent two matches, a 1-0 loss to 1860 Rosenheim and a 4-2 defeat to Nürnberg II, which featured Ingolstadt's keeper being sent off.
Manny started all three matches, playing in its entirety except in their match against 1860 Rosenheim, where he was replaced after 80 minutes.
They will next face Buchbach on August 4.
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 will begin their season on August 5 against Eintr. Wald-Michelbach.
Oliver Pötschke - BFC Preussen Berlin (1./2. Herren Landesliga St.2)
Oliver's team will begin their season on August 12.
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's struggles in the league continue, losing narrow defeats to FH (1-0) and Keflavík (2-1). The gap between them and tenth place (and the benefit of retention) is not at six points. Ray has played the entirety of all of these matches, highlighted with a 71' yellow card booking against Keflavík.
They have a chance to bring themselves closer to retention, with 10th place Fram scheduled on August 8. Before that, they will have next cup match against KR on August 3.
Jerry Lucena - Esbjerg FB (Danish Superliga)
Esbjerg is currently in the cellar of the Danish Superliga, with one point to their names. Jerry started in his match against his old team, playing 67 minutes before being replaced in their goalless draw. He was left off the team that suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat to SønderjyskE.
They will face København on August 5.
He already has confirmed his non-involvement in the upcoming camp in the United States.
Paul Mulders - ADO Den Haag (Eredivisie)
ADO Den Haag will kick off their club season on August 12 against Vitesse. In the meantime, preseason preparations are already underway, with upcoming friendlies scheduled below:
July 21 vs Westlands Elftal: an 8-1 victory, with Paul playing in the second half as a substitute.
July 25 vs FC Dordrecht: a 3-2 victory, but Paul was not involved in the match.
July 28 vs Rijnsburgse Boys: a 2-1 victory, but Paul was not involved in the match.
August 1 vs FC Volendam
August 4 vs Newcastle United
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 presumably among those who will participate in the upcoming camp in the United States.
Jacques Van Bossche - Koninklijke Standaard Wetteren (Division III)
Jacques just signed a one-year deal with the team for the upcoming season, which will kick off on August 15 against KV Turnhout.
They scheduled a friendly against Cercle Brugge's reserves on July 29, a 5-3 victory for SW. Jacques came in as a substitute in the 85th minute. He started the first half in their July 31 friendly with Zottegem, which yielded a 4-1 victory for them.
Cup competition to begin on August 12 against an opponent to be determined, but before that, they have a scheduled club friendly with Grimbergen on August 4.
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 presumably included in those who will be participating in the training camp in the United States.
Angelo Marasigan - K.A.A Gent (Belguim Pro League)
KAA Gent's Europa League campaign has already yielded with positive results, advancing into the next round with a 4-2 aggregate win over Luxembourg side Differdange 03. They will be facing Hungarian side Videoton in the next level. They kicked off their club campaign in Belgium on a positive note as well, a 2-0 win over Lierse.
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.
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 presumably going to be participating in the training camp in Chicago.
Leigh Gunn - Fraser Park FC (NSW Super League)
Leigh's team was involved with two 1-0 results in the past two weeks, suffering defeat first against the Mounties Wanderers before winning against Spirit FC. They occupy 7th in the table with 20 pts.
Fraser Park is scheduled to face Bankstown Berries FC on August 4.
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. In addition, he is still recovering from his knee injury, which still hasn't allowed him to shoot.
Tercera Football will resume on August 26, where Racing will face CF Palencia.