The Fury FC have made a long-due signing for its midfield, adding an exciting prospect in former Canadian men’s U20 international midfielder Patryk Misik.
Misik was in a Canada U20 camp in 2012 (http://www.canadasoccer.com/canada-m20-off-to-usa-costa-rica-p152663), playing alongside former Fury M Zakaria Messoudi and current Fury M Mauro Eustaquio.
He went on to play with the Canada U21 squad that was coached by Fury FC technical director Philip Dos Santos at the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie (http://www.canadasoccer.com/canada-names-u-21-squad-for-francophone-games–p154992; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_at_the_2013_Jeux_de_la_Francophonie#Canada). However, he was not a part of the 2013 CONCACAF U20 Championship squad for Canada.
He spent his youth career in the Toronto and Brantford areas, playing with the Toronto Lynx academy and Brantford Inter-City SC youth club, and then progressing up to the Brantford Galaxy SC CSL side, winning the 2010 CSL Championship. From there, he made the move to Poland to play for the reserve team of WKS Slask Wroclaw in the Polish first division.
According to Stuart MacTaggart (@FuryFanatic) of RNO, who first reported the Misik signing, the midfielder is expected to compete for one of the two CM positions as a dynamic box-to-box midfielder, most likely competing with Nicki Paterson for the RCM position.
It’s absolutely fantastic to see the commitment that Marc Dos Santos has for young Canadian players. Welcome back to Ontario, Patryk!
The Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) announced the 2015 Voyageurs Cup, or the Amway Canadian Championships, dates for the 5 MLS and NASL clubs yesterday.
Fury FC will play at home against FC Edmonton in the preliminary round to qualify for a semi-final date against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on April 22, before traveling to Edmonton a week later, with FCE’s higher rank in the league standings affording them the privilege of hosting the 2nd leg in the two-legger.
The winner of the 5-club competition will qualify for the 2016/17 CONCACAF Champions League, with this being a shift from previous V Cup editions.
As a proponent of the footy pyramid in North America, I, and others, would love to see a Canada Open Cup in the near future that will include, in addition to MLS and NASL clubs, the USL Pro, NPSL, USL PDL, L1O, PLSQ, PCSL clubs in the top 4 tiers of the Canadian soccer pyramid, and why not in the future dream even bigger and open it up for the 5th-tier provincial club teams in the future as well.
For any of you confused by the acronyms I just spitted out, check out this Wikipedia article for a simple diagram that shows the relationships between the various tiered leagues! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_soccer_league_system