Pacific FC announced on Thursday that it has signed Simon Fraser University attacking midfielder Matteo Polisi for the 2021 Canadian Premier League season.
Polisi, 22, scored 36 goals and added 18 assists in 52 games with Simon Fraser, which competes in NCAA Division II. Described as a talented goal-scoring threat from midfield, he recently declared for the 2021 MLS SuperDraft
A native of Coquitlam, BC, Polisi also featured for USL League 2 side TSS Rovers in 2019 leading the team with six goals in 13 appearances.
“Matteo is a player who’s highly motivated to make it as a professional and is grateful for this opportunity,” Pacific FC head coach Pa-Modou Kah said in a media release. “He’s technically good and has a nose for the goal.”
Prior to his tenure at SFU where he played alongside his brother Marcello, Polisi spent two years with the Portland Timbers’ U17/18 development program and the Whitecaps FC Residency program.
Polisi is the 20th Pacific player confirmed for the 2021 CPL season, joining fellow newcomer Manny Aparicio.
The 2021 CPL season is targeting to kickoff on May 22nd in local markets, dependent on local health authority approval. 2021 Season Tickets are now available starting at $22/month! Stay tuned to pacificfc.ca and follow the club on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest news.
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Founded in 2018, Pacific Football Club brings professional football to Vancouver Island. Playing out of a renovated, 6000-seat stadium in Langford, the club provides an outlet for Canadian soccer players to compete at the professional level of the sport on home soil.