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 here.
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 scheduled to return to the country in late May for the different football activities that have been lined up.
As per Senior National Team Coordinator Ace Bright in a certain tweet, Neil is to honor that suspension AFC leveled on to him for incident on the 3rd place AFC Challenge Cup match on the June 1 friendly against Malaysia. However, you won't miss him that much as he will be joining Bob Guerrero and Darren Hartmann as a three-man panel for that particular friendly.
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 and second team have already completed their seasons, but the U-19 team still continues. Kevin started and played 81 minutes in their 2-1 defeat to top-ranked VfL Wolfsburg. They will next face Hannover 96 on June 3. 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 played the entirety of their 4-0 victory over KFC Uerdingen 05. VfB Hüls is their next scheduled opponent, facing them on May 28.
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.
Ace Bright did tweet out that Dennis will be available for the friendlies.
Denis Wolf - 1. FC Magdeburg (Regionalliga Nord)
Denis virtually played the entirety of their 1-1 draw against Hannover 96 II, being subbed out a minute into second half injury time. Although they ended the season at the cellar, the bright spot lies with him scoring their lone goal.
He already is in the country and will be available for the upcoming friendlies.
Manny Ott - FC Ingolstadt II (Regionalliga Süd)
He was an unused substitute in their 3-2 defeat to Karlsruher SC II, ending the season in 9th place.
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 was a substitute in their 3-2 defeat to KSV Klein-Karben, entering the match in the 74'. They are scheduled to end the season against FC Ober-Rosbach on May 26.
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 the entirety of their 3-2 victory over SC Staaken 1919. They will are scheduled to go up against BSV Hürriyet Burgund on June 3.
Mark Drinkuth - DJK Agon 08 Dü-dorf (Bezirksliga Gruppe 1)
Mark started and played 81 minutes of their 3-2 defeat to DSV 04. They are to face SP.- VG. Hilden 05/06 on June 3.
Ray Anthony Jónsson - Grindavík (Úrvalsdeild)
Ray played the entirety of their 4-3 defeat to Fram, as well as their 4-1 defeat to Stjarnan, keeping them at the bottom of the league. They are to face Selfoss on May 24.
Club commitments might force the defender to miss out on the upcoming friendlies.
Jerry Lucena - AGF (Danish Superliga)
Jerry was an unused substitute in their 3-1 defeat to Horsens, thus locking the team up in 5th place in the league. They will finish the season against Midtjylland on May 23. They, however, have assured for themselves Europa League action for next 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. Paul currently is getting himself healthy and ready for the upcoming friendlies.
Jason de Jong - ??? (???)
Jason is already on his way here to participate in the preparation for the upcoming friendlies. Remains to be seen as to where he will play club football next.
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 beat Cercle Brugge 7-2 on aggregate on May 18 (5-1) and 20 (2-1) for a spot in the Europa League. Meanwhile, Angelo 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 on the road against the AC Crusaders. While Chris is focused on coaching duties alongside playing, Simon is currently in Manila, helping out in the campaign of the Loyola Meralco Sparks in the RHB Singapore Cup.
Leigh Gunn - Fraser Park FC (NSW Super League)
Leigh played the entirety of their 2-2 draw against Bankstown Berries FC. Their Cup campaign ended abruptly as they lost 3-0 to the Sutherland Sharks. He has played every single minute possible for the team. They face Bankstown City Lions on May 26.
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 announced on his Twitter account that he will be playing in the friendlies against Malaysia and Indonesia. He will be arriving in the country on May 28.