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Pacific FC returns to Westhills Stadium tonight for their fifth game of the season and third at home. The Langford-based team sports a record of 1-2-1 and are positioned in fifth place in the seven-team league. They are coming off of a 0-0 draw against Edmonton.

The injury-riddled Pacific FC will be happy to have new acquisition, Alexander González in the lineup in their first-ever game against York9 FC. York FC, after two games so far this season are 0-1-1.

Saturday’s game will be an opportunity for the Pacific FC to get back to winning. After opening night, they have gone 0-2-1.

“I’m going to expect them to be a physical presence; a hard game, really,” said Pacific FC Head Coach Michael Silberbauer. “The most important thing is that [our players] keep trying to get into the right areas, keep working hard, keep trying and try to do just a little bit better and ultimately you are going to get rewarded.”

González arrives from Panama’s Plaza Amador, where he made 31 appearances in the 2018-19 season, amassing 2,663 minutes. The defensive midfielder has made a number of stops in his career, including stints with Jaguares de Cordoba FC, Aragua FC and Alianza FC. He was also a member of Panama’s U-20 and U-17 national teams.

“We are happy that we could convince Alexander to join PFC,” said Silberbauer. “He is still a young player but has already some experience that we believe can help our team grow even further.“

González also brings CONCACAF Champions League experience from his 2013-14 season with Sporting San Miguelito and 2016-17 season with Plaza Amador to his new club.

“Alexander is only 24-years-old and comes with great experience,” said Rob Friend,  Pacific FC CEO. “He has played over 80 professional games, including CONCACAF Champions League games. He’s caught the attention of a few MLS teams, so we are very fortunate to have secured such an exciting player.”

González joins 20 players who have been named to Pacific FC’s roster, including Marcel de Jong, Marcus Haber, Kadin Chung, Mark Village, Émile Legault, Nolan Wirth, Ben Fisk, Victor Blasco, José Hernandez, Matthew Baldisimo, Terran Campbell, Noah Verhoeven, Alessandro Hojabrpour, Hendrik Starostzik, Lukas MacNaughton, Blake Smith, Ryan McCurdy, Issey Nakajima-Farran, Ahmed Alghamdi and Zach Verhoven.

ABOUT PACIFIC FOOTBALL CLUB

Founded in 2018, Pacific Football Club brings professional football to Vancouver Island. Playing out of a renovated, 6000-seat Westhills Stadium in Langford, the club provides an outlet for Canadian soccer players to compete at the professional level of the sport on home soil. Fans can enjoy the fast-paced, thrilling atmosphere of a Pacific FC game by purchasing tickets at www.pacificfc.ca.

For season ticket information: https://pacificfc.canpl.ca/pacific-football-club-ticketing

Spring Season

Pos.
P
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Form
1
Cavalry FC
Cavalry FC 3 3 0 0 5 2 3 9
WWW
2
Forge FC
Forge FC 5 2 2 1 8 5 3 7
DLWLW
3
Valour FC
Valour FC 5 2 3 0 4 6 -2 6
WLLWL
4
FC Edmonton
FC Edmonton 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 4
WD
5
Pacific FC
Pacific FC 4 1 2 1 2 5 -3 4
WLLD
6
HFX Wanderers FC
HFX Wanderers FC 3 1 2 0 2 3 -1 3
LWL
7
York9 FC
York9 FC 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1