Monday, June 14, 2021

The Pacific FC 2021 Season Starts with "The Kickoff"

Recently, we learned through a Canadian Premier League announcement that the start of the 2021 Season will begin June 26th in a 'bubble' four-week event based out of Winnipeg's IG Field known as "The Kickoff". All teams will be temporarily be playing out of Winnipeg to ensure the utmost safety for players, team staff, managers, and the public. It is important to note for PFC fans that our club's first game is against the HFX Wanderers FC on June 26th at 2 PM PT* and can be watched on OneSoccer. The other PFC matches from The Kickoff are as follows:

        - July 1 v. York United FC @ 2 PM PT*
        - July 4 v. Forge FC @ 2 PM PT*   
        - July 7 v. Atl├ętico Ottawa @ 7 PM PT*
        - July 10 v. York United FC @ 2 PM PT*
        - July 13 v. HFX Wanderers FC @ 5 PM PT*
- July 17 v. Forge FC @ 2 PM PT*
  - July 21 v. Atl├ętico Ottawa @ 7 PM PT*
  * All times and dates subject to change 

Beyond the excitement of the upcoming games, there was a tsunami of other Pacific news that hit as well. A new league-wide “Community Edition” kit series was launched which included a purple PFC kit focused on details. Some noted details include a series of increasingly thick horizontal stripes in purple and the slogan “For the Isle” below our beloved Douglas Fir crest. 

Additionally, the club announced the new signing of Christopher Lee, a left-sided fullback, on a U-Sport Contract. He was drafted by PFC from the UBC Thunderbirds back in January, but following this signing will be joining the squad in Winnipeg. Back in May the club also signed centre-forward Gianni dos Santos, an international from the Netherlands back in May. We also should not forget the signing of Northern Irish midfielder Ollie Bassett in April. PFC's wave of new talent will be crashing The Kickoff!

Keep your eyes locked on Lake Side Buoys’ social media accounts for supporters’ updates ahead of the 2021 season. 

- Fitz