Pacific FC has signed full back Émile Legault, a dual Canadian and French international. Legault, who can play any position along the back, joins the club days before the season debut on Sunday, April 28 at Westhills Stadium.
“Émile is exactly the player we needed to strengthen our squad to be even more competitive,” said Michael Silberbauer, Head Coach, Pacific FC. “He is a perfect fit with his young age and abilities with the ball.”
Legault, 19 was born in Longueuil, Quebec and raised in Saint-Lambert. He has played for AJ Auxerre U-17 team based in Burgundy, France for the past two years.
Legault made his debut in the Canadian youth program in 2016 and represented Canada at the 2017 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship in Panama with Pacific FC teammate José Hernandez more recently at the 2018 Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship in the USA. He also competed at the Toulon Tournament with Canada’s U-20 squad alongside fellow Pacific FC midfielder Noah Verhoeven.
“There was lots of interest in Émile from European teams as well as the MLS,” said Rob Friend, CEO, Pacific FC. “He’s is a sought after young player and we feel fortunate to have him join us.”
Legault joins 17 players who have been named to Pacific FC’s roster, including Marcel de Jong, Marcus Haber, Kadin Chung, Mark Village, Nolan Wirth, Ben Fisk, Victor Blasco, José Hernandez, Matthew Baldisimo, Terran Campbell, Noah Verhoeven ,Alessandro Hojabrpour, Hendrik Starostzik, Lukas MacNaughton, Blake Smith, Ryan McCurdy and Issey Nakajima-Farran.
Pacific FC kicks off its inaugural season on April 28 against the HFX Wanderers at Westhills Stadium. Kick-off is set for 4:00 p.m. PST.
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 will provide an outlet for Canadian soccer players to compete at the professional level of the sport on home soil. Fans will be able to enjoy the thrilling, fast-paced sporting atmosphere associated with the sport when the Canadian Premier League season kicks off in April 2019.
For season ticket information: https://pacificfc.canpl.ca/pacific-football-club-ticketing
ABOUT THE CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE
Canadian Premier League (CPL) is Canada’s professional men’s soccer league set to debut on April 27, 2019. Playing in world-class and unique venues, and partnering with strong community-led ownership groups, the CPL is a league for Canadians by Canadians that will bring professional soccer to communities coast-to-coast.