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Anyone heard of him? 25 year old Goalkeeper from Ottawa. He bounced around 5th div England then 3rd Div Sweden and now seems to be the starter for TPS in 2nd Div Finland. He has started their last 3 cup matches (a win, 2 draws, 1 clean sheet). At this rate of progression I figure he'll be starting for Bayern Munich in 2 years ?

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I love following these Longshot Canadians playing overseas.

http://sportsottawa.com/content/osu-alumni-spotlight-jon-viscosi’s-wild-ride-english-pro-soccer

(From a couple years back but still a good read)

Also a recent article in Finnish : https://fc.tps.fi/fi/uutiset/jonathan-viscosi-halusin-tulla-joukkueeseen-joka-taistelee-sarjansa-voitosta

Mentions how well athletes are treated in US college sports, which made it quite a shock to play in the lower leagues of England and Europe. Says he trialed with TPS before signing with his last club in Sweden, so that the connection had been put into place. Only foreigner at TPS but they translate everything for him.

Guy seems to be a Monsalve/ Chencinski  type adventurer wit a sold attitude.  Good luck to him.

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9 hours ago, Vince193 said:

If he keeps playing regularly and TPS consolidate themselves in the top flight I'd love to see him at a January camp or even at an upcoming camp. We don't have a lot of keepers playing top division football regularly.

You're right; he has started all six matches this season after going up to the top flight with his club.

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1 minute ago, shamrock said:

I don't really rate the Finnish topflight, but our other international starter plays in D2 Norway. So Viscosi is definitely in the mix.

But boy I hope Borjan doesn't get injured soon. 

I assume this was meant as a joke. Leutwiler plays for Blackburn. He is our second choice.

 

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4 hours ago, Wingback6 said:

I assume this was meant as a joke. Leutwiler plays for Blackburn. He is our second choice.

 

You're correct but it's him, who doesn't play for Blackburn at all sans a blue moon, and Simon Thomas who's career highlight is getting a handful of games in the Norwegian top level and now is back down in the second division.

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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the Finish league known as a "stepping stone" league for foreigners? 

If he puts in a good run of games, you never know, sometimes clubs get desperate for keepers during transfer windows. With him not being Finish, the club may be willing to sell him for some $? ..... might be a possibility IMO.

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In 2018 played 32 league matches in the top tier of Finland + 2 relegation playoff matches and 4 cup matches and his team was relegated to the second tier

Signed with San Antonio FC of USL Championship for 2019

https://www.sanantoniofc.com/news_article/show/986121

https://www.uslchampionship.com/news_article/show/986118

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