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from the announcement about Gattas:  

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Gattas is the 4th international player signed by York9, following Sweden’s Simon Karlsson Adjei, Japan’s Wataru Murofushi.

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now their roster page is '404' so we can't see it.   1. Adjei   2. Murofushi   4. Gattas   

So what happened to #3?  Unless it is/was Jose Pina whose name was on the roster poster at the kit reveal as #96 for shirt ordering.  Brennan also mentioned him as a Venezuelan.  

Did the announcement have a typo in that they meant 'third' foreign player or a typo that Gattas is actually the 23rd signing?  

I think it Gattas shook my hand when I picked up my scarf this afternoon at the York 9 office but I thought he was just another '20 something' bearded office staff member!   

……………...Follow up.  Someone on another forum said it was Justin Springer because he's played for St Kitts and Nevis.  

 

 

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16 minutes ago, KW519 said:

 

Looks like a 3-5-2 with Springer, Gasparotto and Gogarty across the back, Porter and Telfer as right and left wingbacks, Di Chiara anchoring the midfield alongside Aparicio and Murofushi and a striking pair of Adjei and Rollocks. No CBs on the bench, and Cox and Thompson must be out injured.

**** I'm excited for this

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http://northerntribune.ca/york9-jose-pina/

...Now that the Canadian Premier League has come out with a much more detailed roster system – which includes player statistics, club history, and a biography section – it seems York9 FC has indeed signed José Piña, who’s delay in arrival is still unexplained.

The 23-year-old attacking midfielder can use both feet, typically playing as a left midfielder. With some flashy footwork, this makes Piña a good stand-in for Ryan Telfer when needed, though he’s much less defensively-minded. Given how Forge FC didn’t hold back in sending rough challenges Telfer’s way in the inaugural match, though, it’s probably not a bad idea to have someone like Piña in the squad...

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