Cana­dian striker Mar­cus Haber re­turns home, signs with CPL'S Pa­cific

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The Cana­dian Press

Pa­cific FC, Vic­to­ria's en­try in the new Cana­dian Premier League, has signed Cana­dian in­ter­na­tional striker Mar­cus Haber.

The 29-year-old from Van­cou­ver played most re­cently for Scot­land's Falkirk, on loan from Dundee FC. Dundee an­nounced last week that Haber had left the club by mu­tual con­sent.

``Join­ing Pa­cific Foot­ball Club is not just an op­por­tu­nity to come back to where I grew up, but also a chance to be part of his­tory,'' Haber said in a state­ment. ``I'm ex­cited to be back on the west coast, it is an im­por­tant part of who I am.''

Haber has played for Canada 27 times, with three goals. The six-foot-three tar­get man be­comes Pa­cific FC'S se­cond sign­ing, fol­low­ing full­back Kadin Chung.

``We were look­ing for an ex­pe­ri­enced striker who will score goals and bring a com­pet­i­tive edge to our team,'' said Pa­cific FC coach Michael Sil­ber­bauer. ``Mar­cus' size, abil­i­ties and will­ing­ness to join the team at the prime of his ca­reer made him an easy choice for us.''

Haber's soc­cer re­sume also in­cludes stints with West Bromwich Al­bion, Ex­eter, St John­stone, Steve­nage, Notts County and Crewe Alexan­dra.

He be­gan his ca­reer with the pre-mls Van­cou­ver White­caps and Dutch side Gronin­gen.

The seven-team CPL is set to kick off in April. Pa­cific FC'S own­er­ship group in­cludes for­mer Cana­dian in­ter­na­tion­als Rob Friend and Josh Simp­son.

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