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 emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by tweeting me @misterjpmanahan for anything. 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 in Usapang Football for their assistance in detailing the info.
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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 ended their season with a 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion, keeping them 2nd in the Reserve League South. Neil was the starting keeper for this particular fixture, a sign that he has recoverd from the wrist injury he incurred during his AFC Challenge Cup campaign.
He is scheduled to return to the country in late May for the different football activities that have been lined up. It remains unclear as of now as to how the AFC is to interpret when Neil is to honor its one-game suspension handed to him for offensive behavior during their third-place match against Palestine in the AFC Challenge Cup, in which he is already observing his one-game suspension based on the red card he incurred in the match before this.
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.
He announced on his Twitter account that he will be available for the friendlies in June. He arrives on May 24.
Kevin Ingreso - Hambruger SV (1. Bundesliga) - Hamburger SV II (Regionalliga Nord) - Hambuger SV U19 (U-19 Bundesliga Nord/Nordost)
The first team has already completed their season, but the lower divisions still continue. Kevin was left off the lineup in their second team's 4-1 defeat to FC Energie Cottbus II, thus ending their season in seventh place with 34 points pending the results this upcoming weekend. Meanwhile, the Under-19 team will face VfL Wolfsburg on May 20.
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 has already announced on his Twitter account that he will participate in two of the upcoming June friendlies.
Roland Müller - MSV Duisburg (2. Bundesliga) - MSV Duisburg II (NRW-Liga)
The first team has completed their season, but the lower divisions still continue. Roland was not listed in the lineup with the second team, which won 4-2 over SSVg Velbert 02. MSV Duisburg II next will face KFC Uerdingen 05 on May 16.
Senior National Team Coordinator Ace Bright did tweet out that Roland will be available at least for the friendly vs Malaysia.
Dennis Cagara - FSV Frankfurt (2. Bundesliga)
FSV Frankfurt finished the season in 13th place. The club has the option to retain him for the upcoming season that they can exercise by the end of June, so this situation needs to be monitored.
No details as of the moment as to his availability for the upcoming friendlies.
Denis Wolf - 1. FC Magdeburg (Regionalliga Nord)
Denis played the entirety of their 2-0 defeat against VfB Lübeck. The cellar-dwelling side will end the season on May 19 versus Hannover 96 II.
He has stated on his Twitter account that he will be available for the upcoming friendlies.
Manny Ott - FC Ingolstadt II (Regionalliga Süd)
He started and played 81 minutes in their 3-0 victory over Bayern München II, highlighted by scoring a goal in the 57'. They are scheduled to face Karlsruher SC II on May 19 to close out the season.
He has announced on his Twitter account that he will be coming to the upcoming friendlies.
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)
Patrick played the entirety of their 5-3 defeat to FV Bad Vilbel. They are scheduled to face KSV Klein-Karben on May 20.
He has announced on his Twitter account that he will be in the country by June 14.
Oliver Pötschke - BFC Preussen Berlin (Berlin-liga)
Oliver started and played 53 minutes of their 4-1 defeat to VfB Hermsdorf. They face SC Staaken 1919 on May 20.
Mark Drinkuth - DJK Agon 08 Dü-dorf (Bezirksliga Gruppe 1)
Mark started and played 85 minutes of their goalless draw with FC Büderich. They face DSV 04 on May 20.
Ray Anthony Jónsson - Grindavík (Úrvalsdeild)
Ray played the entirety of the second half of their 4-0 blowout defeat against Keflavík. They will face Fram on May 16.
Jerry Lucena - AGF (Danish Superliga)
Jerry was a substitute in their 5-1 victory over Brøndby to keep their chances to play in European competition alive. They remain four points behind Horsens, who they will face on May 20, for the final spot for Europa League qualification, although the possibility that finishing fifth while securing said Europa League berth still exists.
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. Paul currently is getting himself healthy and ready for the upcoming friendlies.
Jason de Jong - ??? (???)
In any case, he is already ticketed to join Stallion FC in the UFL if he so chooses, but it remains unclear as to where he will be playing club football. Also unclear is his availability for the upcoming friendlies.
Jacques Van Bossche - Koninklijke Standaard Wetteren (Division II)
Jacques just signed a one-year deal with the team for next season. Meanwhile, he will be joining in the preparations for the AFC U-22 Qualifiers, as he will arrive in the country on May 23.
Jeffrey Christiaens - Torhout 1992 KM (Division III Group A)
Jeff has confirmed his participation in the preparation for the AFC U-22 Qualifiers and will arrive in the country on May 23 to join in the training. It is important to note that he has not yet signed a deal with the team for next season.
Angelo Marasigan - K.A.A Gent (Belguim Pro League)
KAA Gent lost 2-1 to Standard Liège but won 3-1 against Genk to set up a two-leg duel with Cercle Brugge on May 18 and 20 for a spot in Europe. He has confirmed his participation in the preparation for the AFC U-22 Qualifiers and will arrive in the country on May 23 to join in the training.
Chris and Simon Greatwich - Morris County Colonials (National Premier Soccer League)
The Morris County Colonials will kick off their season on May 30. While Chris is focused on coaching duties alongside playing, Simon will be helping out in the campaign of the Loyola Meralco Sparks in the RHB Singapore Cup.
Leigh Gunn - Fraser Park FC (NSW Super League)
They advance to the next round of Cup competition with a 2-0 win over Fairfield Lions. They also won 1-0 against Spirit FC in league action. They face Bankstown Berries FC on May 19.
Juan Luis Guirado - Racing Lermeño (Tercera Division Group 8)
Juani's season ends in a positive note as they win their final match of the season, a 3-1 result over Béjar Industrial. He scores another goal, bringing his total to 10 this season in all competitions (6 with Racing, 3 with Global FC and 1 in the AFC Challenge Cup for the Philippines).
He announced on his Twitter account that he will be playing in the friendlies against Malaysia and Indonesia. He will be arriving on May 28.