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