As it prepares for its inaugural season, Pacific Football Club (PFC) announced the signing of a BC-born striker who has represented Canada on the international stage and played professionally in Europe.
PFC said Wednesday Marcus Haber, originally from Vancouver and who turns 30-years-old on Friday, has joined the Canadian Premier League (CPL) club based in Victoria.
It's official. Please help us welcome striker Marcus Haber to #PacificFC!
— Pacific FC (@Pacificfccpl) January 9, 2019
On January 1, Dundee Football Club (DFC) of the Scottish Premiership announced Haber left the team by mutual consent.
The 6’3″ attacker signed with DFC in 2016 and had 11 goals in 38 appearances.
— Dundee Football Club (@DundeeFC) January 1, 2019
PFC Head Coach Michael Silberbauer said in a release the club looked for an experienced striker who can bring a competitive edge, qualities he says Haber provides.
“Marcus’ size, abilities and willingness to join the team at the prime of his career made him an easy choice for us,” Silberbauer said.
For Haber, who has scored three goals in 27 appearances for the senior Canadian Men’s National Team, being able to come home and be part of soccer history in B.C. were reasons for joining PFC.
“I’m excited to be back on the West Coast, it is an important part of who I am,” Haber said in a statement.
Haber is PFC’s second signed player following Kadin Chung.
PFC makes its debut in April and will play home games at Westhills Stadium in Langford.
The club says it continues to build its roster for the start of training camp in March.