Langford-based Pacific FC poaches lanky goal poacher

Pacific FC has poached one of the best poachers in Canadian Premier League history, with the club announcing the signing of striker Easton Ongaro.

The 24-year-old is 6-foot-6 and one of the top scorers in league history, scoring 25 goals in 55 appearances for Edmonton.

“We are delighted that Easton is joining our team. He is a proven goalscorer at this level and has great ambition,” PFC head coach James Merriman said in a statement . “These are the types of players our club wants and he will continue to develop in our environment.”

Ongaro joins from Whitecaps FC 2 (Vancouver Whitecaps Development Team), where he scored three goals in seven appearances (four starts) and will be in the MLS for the Vancouver Whitecaps in August 2022. Short call, one time to represent an MLS team.

Ongaro has also played in Europe, joining Danish First Division side Vendsyssell FF in 2020, before moving to Romanian Liga 1 side FC UTA Arad in early 2022 before joining Whitecaps FC 2.

FC Pacific have struggled to replace Alejandro Diaz’s goalscoring exploits after he left Europe mid-season, but with the signing of Ungaro, the side have given themselves an exciting attacking option .

Ongaro will likely attack with recently re-signed winger and home crowd favorite Josh Heard and half of “The Flying Dutchman” Djenairo Daniels, who has signed midfielder Cedric Toussaint to return to the Stadium of Stars next season. contract.

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