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 Hamburger SV.
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 has returned to London to take part in their preparations for the upcoming season for the Cottagers. They already have a couple of preseason games set up, against Wycombe Wanderers on July 28 and Charlton Athletic on August 11.
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.
Their preseason training started on June 21, with upcoming friendlies scheduled below:
July 7 vs Mortimer FC
July 10 vs Windsor FC
July 14 vs 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)
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 have already commenced, with upcoming club friendlies scheduled below:
July 6 vs TSV 1860 Rosenheim
July 8 vs Zillertal Auswahl
July 10 vs FC Derek Grozny
July 14 vs Holstein Kiel
July 24 vs FC Barcelona
August 4 vs Borussia Dortmund
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.
The first team has drawn Karlsruher SC in the first round of the DFB Pokal to be played during August 17.
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 vs FC Astoria Walldorf
July 14 vs SV Stadelhofen
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.
He was interviewed for Football Asia recently. Here is the clip.
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 vs Bayer Leverkusen
July 8 vs SV Waldhof Mannheim
July 12 vs TSV 1860 Munich
July 14 vs FC Memmingen
July 18 vs KFC Uerdingen
July 21 vs Heracles
July 29 vs FC Twente
He started the 2nd half of their club friendly with TuS Borkum, playing around 20 miuntes before Florian Fromlowitz replaced him in the 64'. The match ended 23-0 in MSV's favor.
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 came in at the start of the second half of their 1-0 victory over Dynamo Kiev. He did play the entirety of their 11-0 victory over SV Wachendorf.
Here are the other matches scheduled:
July 7 vs SV 62 Bruchsal
They were supposed to have had a friendly against Georgian side Torpedo Kurtaisi on June 28, but it was cancelled without any reason provided.
The team drew Hamburger SV as their first round opponent in the DFB Pokal on August 17. while they open their season on July 21.
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 just the first half of their 8-2 win on June 29 over TSV Regen, then followed that up by starting and playing 55 minutes in their 4-0 win on July 4 over Schanzer U23 den VfB Eichstätt.
They open their season on July 21.
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.
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)
Grindavik still remain winless in the league, having suffered defeats to ÍBV (2-0) and KR (4-1). However, they still managed to advance in cup competition, with a 3-2 win over KA. Ray played the entirety of all of these matches.
They face Valur in league action on July 6, while their next cup match is against Víkingur Reykjavík on July 9.
Jerry Lucena - Esbjerg FB (Danish Superliga)
As noted on an earlier news article on this site, Jerry Lucena moved clubs in the offseason, choosing to play with newly-promoted Superliga side EfB.
With the Superliga season to commence on July 15, preparations are already underway. Jerry started and played 35 minutes before having to be substituted against Holstein Kiel, presumably due to an injury. The match resulted in a 2-1 victory for the Danish side.
Paul Mulders - ADO Den Haag (Eredivisie)
ADO Den Haag finished the season in 15th place.
In spite of reports to the contrary, Paul himself announced that he is still with the teamand participated in their training.
Preseason preparations are already underway, with upcoming friendlies scheduled below:
July 7 vs Laakkwartier
July 14 vs KV Kortrijk
July 21 vs Westlands Elftal
July 25 vs FC Dordrecht
July 28 vs Rijnsburgse Boys
August 1 vs FC Volendam
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 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 scheduled to make his return to Manila from their AFC U-22 Qualifying campaign on Thursday night.
Jeffrey Christiaens - Torhout 1992 KM (Division III Group A)
Jeff is with his fellow U-22 teammates for the AFC Qualifiers. They are scheduled to arrive in Manila on Thursday night.
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, but was unable to participate in the Qualifier proper. He is now back in Belgium.
Chris and Simon Greatwich - Morris County Colonials (National Premier Soccer League)
The Morris County Colonials suffered their first defeat of the season, a 1-0 loss to FC Sonic Lehigh Valley. They did manage to make that up with a 1-0 of their own on June 26. In between the two matches was a 6-0 victory over Junior Lone Star FC. As for their match against the AC Crusaders, their match had to be postponed due to the power outages that were ongoing in the region. While Chris is focused on coaching duties alongside playing, Simon is sidelined with a hernia injury. Meanwhile, the Colonials will end their season with matches against the Pocono Snow on July 6, Jersey City Eagles FC on July 8 and the Buxmon Torch on July 11.
OJ Porteria - Falls Church HS (VA)
OJ is part of the U-22 side that just concluded their participation in the AFC Qualifers. They are expected to arrive on Thursday night.
Leigh Gunn - Fraser Park FC (NSW Super League)
Leigh is currently sidelined due to a grade 1 hamstring strain, but he is expected to play in their match against Dulwich Hill on July 8. In his absence, Fraser Park lost 2-1 to the Granville Rage, then secured a goalless draw against Sydney University.
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)
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.