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 @craigburrows via @robdazogier2.
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.
Neil is still in the country having a vacation, and will return to London in early July.
Rob Dazo Gier - Ascot United (Hellenic League)
Ascot United finished the season in 14th place. Rob made 13 appearances for the club this season, starting all of them.
Rob has already returned to England to be with his family.
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).
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 - SpVgg Greuther Fürth (2. Bundesliga) (soon to be TSG 1899 Hoffenheim of 1. Bundesliga)
Stephan ended his career with the Kleeblatt as part of the 2011/12 2. Bundesliga championship-winning side. Next season, he joins Hoffenheim, who finished their Bundesliga season at 11th place.
Due to a family emergency, he had to fly back to Germany.
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.
Roland has already returned to Germany.
Dennis Cagara - Karlsruhe SC (3. Bundesliga)
Karlsruhe SC just signed Dennis to a two-year deal. The side had just been relegated from 2.Bundesliga.
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.
Manny Ott - FC Ingolstadt II (Regionalliga Süd)
Ingolstadt II finished the season in 9th place.
Manny is already back in Germany resuming his training.
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.
He has arrived in the country and was actually present watching the UFL match between Stallion and Global with Coach Weiss and Angelo.
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 ended their season in 11th place.
Ray Anthony Jónsson - Grindavík (Úrvalsdeild)
Ray played the entirety of their 2-0 victory against Breidablik, thus keeping them without a win in the early part of the season. They face ÍBV in cup competition on June 20.
Jerry Lucena - AGF (Danish Superliga)
AGF locked up 5th place in the league, which assured them of Europa League action for the upcoming season.
Jerry has joined Twitter, with his handle being @jerrylucena21.
Paul Mulders - ADO Den Haag (Eredivisie)
ADO Den Haag finished the season in 15th place.
He played in the friendly against Indonesia, but he incurred a knock on his knee that held him out of the friendly against Guam.
Jason de Jong - Stallion FC (UFL)
It looks as though that he has ironed out what might look like a deal to play for Stallion Gilligan's FC next season in the UFL. If so, his named will be removed from this list once it is made official.
Jacques Van Bossche - Koninklijke Standaard Wetteren (Division II)
Jacques just signed a one-year deal with the team for next season. Meanwhile, he is deep in the midst of preparations for the AFC U-22 Qualifiers, being involved with the U-22 matches in the region.
Jeffrey Christiaens - Torhout 1992 KM (Division III Group A)
Jeff is with his fellow U-22 teammates in Thailand to prepare for the AFC Qualifiers.
It is important to note that he 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.
Angelo Marasigan - K.A.A Gent (Belguim Pro League)
KAA Gent finished third in the regular season and secured a spot in the Europa League through the playoffs. Meanwhile, Angelo had been involved with the preparations for the AFC U-22 Qualifiers, he is currently in the country and not with his teammates. He was seen at the Rizal Memorial watching the UFL match between Stallion and Global with Coach Weiss and Patrick Hinrichsen.
Chris and Simon Greatwich - Morris County Colonials (National Premier Soccer League)
The Morris County Colonials still remain undefeated, as they were held to draws against the Buxmont Torch (4-4) and the Jersey City Eagles (2-2). While Chris is focused on coaching duties alongside playing, Simon has resumed training after his sojourn in Manila, with the Loyola Meralco Sparks in the RHB Singapore Cup. The Colonials will face FC Sonic Lehigh Valley on June 20 and Junior Lone Star FC on June 24.
OJ Porteria - Falls Church HS (VA)
OJ is part of the U-22 side that will be participating in the AFC Qualifers. He is currently in the United States, but will return to the Philippines later this week.
Leigh Gunn - Fraser Park FC (NSW Super League)
Their match against St. George on June 16 was washed out. Their next scheduled match is on June 24 against the Granville Rage.
Juan Luis Guirado - Racing Lermeño (Tercera Division Group 8)
Juani's season ended with scoring a total of 10 goals this season in all competitions (6 with Racing, 3 with Global FC and 1 in the AFC Challenge Cup for the Philippines).
He is currently recovering from a knee injury that he incurred in their friendly against Malaysia.