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Suwalki (the club) is now in the Polish 1 lig (2nd tier), but I am not sure if Dominic Szyszka is still with them as he hasn't played in a game so far this season. 

http://int.soccerway.com/matches/2015/10/31/poland/i-liga/mks-sandecja-nowy-sacz/sks-wigry-suwalki/2053172/

Looks like he has been playing with Wigry II Suwalki in the Polish IV liga (5th tier).

 

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Suwalki (the club) is now in the Polish 1 lig (2nd tier), but I am not sure if Dominic Szyszka is still with them as he hasn't played in a game so far this season. 

http://int.soccerway.com/matches/2015/10/31/poland/i-liga/mks-sandecja-nowy-sacz/sks-wigry-suwalki/2053172/

Looks like he has been playing with Wigry II Suwalki in the Polish IV liga (5th tier).

 

Should I make a change in the table to reflect this, or wait a little bit longer?

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Should I make a change in the table to reflect this, or wait a little bit longer?

I think you can go ahead and make the change.  He hasn't played with the first team so far this season, but the club is playing in the 2nd tier.

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Apologies if this is elsewhere, I could not find any reference to the player in the MOACA or in any threads, but Cristian Daniel Gutierrez Zuniga (1997, born in Quebec City) has been making regular starts in Chile. Signed through 2019 according to this: https://twitter.com/alejandr0valdes/status/662068809591889920 

Soccerway profile: http://int.soccerway.com/players/cristian-daniel-gutierrez-zuniga/321569/ 

Profile on Colo Colo website (says Nationality is Chilean): http://www.colocolo.cl/jugadores/cristian-gutierrez/equipo/primer-equipo/ 

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Apologies if this is elsewhere, I could not find any reference to the player in the MOACA or in any threads, but Cristian Daniel Gutierrez Zuniga (1997, born in Quebec City) has been making regular starts in Chile. Signed through 2019 according to this: https://twitter.com/alejandr0valdes/status/662068809591889920 

Soccerway profile: http://int.soccerway.com/players/cristian-daniel-gutierrez-zuniga/321569/ 

Profile on Colo Colo website (says Nationality is Chilean): http://www.colocolo.cl/jugadores/cristian-gutierrez/equipo/primer-equipo/ 

Bring this to the CSA's knowledge. He's young enough for our U20 camps.

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Would be great but we already have a slew of left backs, so not the end of the world if he opts for Chile.

Was he developed in the Canadian system, or did he grow up in Chile after he was he was simply born to Chilean parents in Quebec?

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According to Spanish Wikipedia and Google Translate, he's lived most of his life in Chile. Been with Colo Colo since he was 8. Guessing it's all for naught, but if we're tracking guys like Arfield and Leutwiler, we should track this guy as well.

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Hey, I only pass by here once every few months, just catching up.


Love the new format, great work. Enjoy your contributions on 2 solitudes as well.

 

FC montreal signed 8 players from their academy this past summer, but i'm not seeing them in the list: http://www.impactmontreal.com/en/news/2015/07/fc-montreal-signs-eight-academy-players 

 

4 of them are are Canadian born, no information on the status of the others.

 

Saw the news while searching for Ottawa native Alexandar Kulic in particular. I read on another forum that he got a tryout for a club in Italy at 17, but since he didn't have citizenship he needed to wait a year, so it fell through.  

I am going to go ahead and add the ones that are Canadian-born, because we can be sure they are eligible. If anyone has any info on the nationality of the others, please update us!

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I am going to go ahead and add the ones that are Canadian-born, because we can be sure they are eligible. If anyone has any info on the nationality of the others, please update us!

Actually, they are all Canadian, just had it confirmed with FC Montreal's Communication's director.

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According to Spanish Wikipedia and Google Translate, he's lived most of his life in Chile. Been with Colo Colo since he was 8. Guessing it's all for naught, but if we're tracking guys like Arfield and Leutwiler, we should track this guy as well.

Thanks for looking in. I agree that we should be tracking. Would love a player like that to join out set up.

At the same time, I will hardly be dissapoined if he plays for Chile. Since he was born in Canada to Chilean parents and then grew up in Chile, I would easily understand his decision. Now, if he grew up in Canada and played in our system and then left and opted for Chile, that would be hard to swollow, but ultimately I believe the way to go is to take it with grace, rather than resorting to character attacks and whatnot.

The reality is that we need to continue making our program attractive to players with multiple options. Our country is multicultural and our government has a policy that encourages multiculturalism. It is the same cultural phenomenon that's contributed to the popularity of this sport as I am concerned. It is our blessing and our curse. So, we just have to continue deal with it by making Canada an attractive option. 

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And my short suggestion to making the program attractive is to make being a professional footballer in Canada attractive. Show local youth that you can actually make a living out of playing a sport in this country, rather than having to go to Chile or Scotland or France to try and hack it.

Right now there are three clubs in Canada where you can actually make a living wage, for a grand total of 22 players in Canada making that wage or more. Since I don't know what Ottawa and Edmonton pay their players I've excluded them, but I've read the average salary is around $40K, and my personal experience is that living on $40K is doable but not an attractive long term option. (which explains why we see guys like Paul Hamilton and Shaun Saiko who were NASL best XI players in their early 20s retire in their mid 20s)

We need more professional opportunities for local players, which in my opinion means, a domestic league. Not a silver bullet by any means but it can only help.

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Thanks for looking in. I agree that we should be tracking. Would love a player like that to join out set up.

At the same time, I will hardly be dissapoined if he plays for Chile. Since he was born in Canada to Chilean parents and then grew up in Chile, I would easily understand his decision. Now, if he grew up in Canada and played in our system and then left and opted for Chile, that would be hard to swollow, but ultimately I believe the way to go is to take it with grace, rather than resorting to character attacks and whatnot.

The reality is that we need to continue making our program attractive to players with multiple options. Our country is multicultural and our government has a policy that encourages multiculturalism. It is the same cultural phenomenon that's contributed to the popularity of this sport as I am concerned. It is our blessing and our curse. So, we just have to continue deal with it by making Canada an attractive option. 

Yep and in a case like his, where he was raised in Chile, I personally would cheer him on if he does make it into Chile's set up. Kind of like how I'll always support Cristante even if he doesn't play for us just because he does have a Canadian connection.

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Andrew Mortimer Sanders (1993) is with FK Minija Kretinga in the Lithuanian 2nd division.  He played in 2 games this season, 1 in August and 1 in September.  Don't know if he is still with the club, as the season is finished.

http://pirmalyga.lt/zaidejas/Andrew-Mortimer-Samuels/611

 

Clarence Augustus Warren is with FC Dziugas in the Lithuanian 2nd division.  He played in 30 games with the club scoring 4 goals.

http://pirmalyga.lt/zaidejas/Clarence-Augustus-Warren-/471

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The Lithuanian 2nd division is finished, but a little update on Latwayne Anderson.  He played in 16 games for Vilniaus MRU, with 14 yellow cards and 1 red.

Good god, he's a goon.

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