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 email@example.com 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 @bhob333.
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 expected to be the starting keeper against Indonesia after spending his AFC-imposed suspension with the broadcasting team.
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 started at center back and inherited the captain's armband when Chieffy Caligdong was subbed off early in the second half of their friendly against Malaysia.
Kevin Ingreso - Hambruger SV (1. Bundesliga) - Hamburger SV II (Regionalliga Nord) - Hambuger SV U19 (U-19 Bundesliga Nord/Nordost)
The first and second team have already completed their seasons, but the U-19 team still continues. Kevin was left off in the lineup in their 1-0 defeat against Hannover 96 to end their season in third place.
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.
Stephan was involved in the friendly against Malaysia, but as recently reported, he had to make an unscheduled return to Germany to attend to a family emergency.
Roland Müller - MSV Duisburg (2. Bundesliga) - MSV Duisburg II (NRW-Liga)
The first team has completed their season, but the lower divisions still continue. With Roland being the starting keeper for the Philippines in Malaysia, he was left off the club's lineup in their final two matches, both ending up in losses, a 2-1 defeat to VfB Hüls and a 3-0 defeat against SV Bergisch Gladbach 09. MSV Duisburg II finished third in the division in third.
With Neil back in the lineup, Roland will be his chief back-up.
Dennis Cagara - ??? (???)
Both Dennis and FSV Frankfurt have decided to not pick up the option for the upcoming season, thus rendering him clubless for the time being.
Dennis has said in an interview that he will be available for the friendlies against Indonesia and Guam.
Denis Wolf - ??? (???)
As recently reported, Denis Wolf has been let go by 1. FC Magdeburg, rendering him clubless for the time being.
He started for the team in the friendly against Malaysia.
Manny Ott - FC Ingolstadt II (Regionalliga Süd)
Ingolstadt II finished the season in 9th place.
He started for the team in the friendly against Malaysia. He even got himself booked for a yellow card during the match.
Manny 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 announced on his Twitter account that he will be in the country by June 15, based on his tweets.
Oliver Pötschke - BFC Preussen Berlin (Berlin-liga)
Oliver played the entirety of their 5-3 defeat to BSV Hürriyet Burgund. They are to end the season against 1. FC Wilmersdorf on June 10.
Mark Drinkuth - DJK Agon 08 Dü-dorf (Bezirksliga Gruppe 1)
Mark played the entirety of their 4-1 against SP.- VG. Hilden 05/06, highlighted by his goal on the 32'. They are to end the season against 1. FC Monheim on June 10.
Ray Anthony Jónsson - Grindavík (Úrvalsdeild)
Ray played the entirety of their 2-2 draw to ÍA, which is why he was not available for friendly against Malaysia. They still remain in the cellar as the only winless side in the league. They are to face Keflavík in cup competition on June 6, which is probably why he will be unavailable against Indonesia.
Jerry Lucena - AGF (Danish Superliga)
AGF locked up 5th place in the league, which assured them of Europa League action for the upcoming season.
Senior National Team Coordinator Ace Bright did tweet out that Jerry will be available for the upcoming friendlies.
Paul Mulders - ADO Den Haag (Eredivisie)
ADO Den Haag finished the season in 15th place.
He started in the friendly against Malaysia.
Jason de Jong - ??? (???)
Jason was listed in the lineup to participate in the upcoming friendlies, although he was not fielded in during their match against Malaysia.
Jacques Van Bossche - Koninklijke Standaard Wetteren (Division II)
Jacques just signed a one-year deal with the team for next season. Meanwhile, he is already in the country for the preparations for the AFC U-22 Qualifiers.
Jeffrey Christiaens - Torhout 1992 KM (Division III Group A)
It has confirmed that Jeff will be doing double duty, as he came in as a substitute in the friendly against Malaysia. He will join his fellow U-22 teammates in the preparation for the AFC Qualifiers after the set of friendlies with the senior national team. 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 beat Cercle Brugge 7-2 on aggregate to secure a spot in the Europa League in the playoffs. Meanwhile, Angelo is in the country to join in the preparations for the AFC U-22 Qualifiers.
Chris and Simon Greatwich - Morris County Colonials (National Premier Soccer League)
The Morris County Colonials kicked off their season well with a 4-1 victory against the AC Crusaders and a 7-0 victory over the Pocono Snow. While Chris is focused on coaching duties alongside playing, Simon is currently in Manila, after helping out with the campaign of the Loyola Meralco Sparks in the RHB Singapore Cup. The Colonials will face Junior Lone Star FC on June 6.
Leigh Gunn - Fraser Park FC (NSW Super League)
Due to pitch condition, the match against the Northern Tigers has been postponed. They will now the Macarthur Rams on June 9.
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 started in the friendly against Malaysia.