Pacific Football Club’s Noah Verhoeven has joined Canada’s Men’s National Team as a training player for the remainder of the pre-tournament camp in Los Angeles ahead of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The 19-year-old midfielder will be training with the squad through this weekend as Canada prepares for its opening game versus Martinique on Saturday, June 15.
“This is a well deserved opportunity by Noah,” stated Pacific FC CEO Rob Friend. “We know of his abilities, so it’s a great gesture by John Herdman to include him into the National Team. Hopefully this is just the start for not only Noah, but a few of our other young Canadians.”
Verhoeven made his debut in the national youth program at 14 and has most recently represented Canada in the CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship, as well as the Toulon tournament. Featuring in all three of Canada’s matches in Toulon, Verhoeven was a standout player helping his U-20 side play to an impressive 0-0 tie with Portugal, a 1-1 tie with Japan and scoring the winning goal against group winners Turkey.
Verhoeven signed with Pacific FC in January. The Burnaby native has played a major role for the West Coast contingent starting all six Canadian Premier League (CPL) games with multiple strong performances. Life on the Island has been a learning curve for the young Pacific FC side with a (1-3-2) record to kick start the inaugural season.
Pacific FC (1-3-2) return to the road to face York9 FC (0-2-3), Saturday June 15 at 9:00 a.m. PST. Vancouver Island fans can join in the excitement at Darcy’s Pub Downtown and Westshore as well as Strathcona. The game will also be streamed live on www.onesoccer.ca.
Make sure to grab your tickets for Pacific FC’s next home game on June 23, as Pacific FC host Edmonton FC at Westhills Stadium in Langford.
ABOUT PACIFIC FOOTBALL CLUB
Founded in 2018, Pacific Football Club brings professional football to Vancouver Island. Playing out of a renovated, 6000-seat Westhills Stadium in Langford, the club provides an outlet for Canadian soccer players to compete at the professional level of the sport on home soil. Fans can enjoy the fast-paced, thrilling atmosphere of a Pacific FC game by purchasing tickets at www.pacificfc.ca.
For season ticket information: https://pacificfc.canpl.ca/pacific-football-club-ticketing