Mark Village

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Mark Village
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Village warming up with FC Cincinnati in 2018
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-11-25) November 25, 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Pacific FC
Number 26
Youth career
2012 Fraser Valley Mariners
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 UFV Cascades
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Whitecaps FC 2 1 (0)
2018 FC Cincinnati 0 (0)
2019– Pacific FC 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 15, 2019

Mark Village (born November 25, 1991) is a Canadian professional soccer goalkeeper who plays for Pacific FC.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Mark Village was born on November 25, 1991 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. He began his soccer career playing for the Abbotsford Mariners in 2012.[1]

Village attended University of the Fraser Valley, where he played goalkeeper for the UFV Cascades. In the 2012–13 season, he was named to the Canada West Second Team All-Star team and also named as MVP for UFV.[2]

Whitcaps FC 2[edit]

On March 25, 2015, Village signed as a free agent with Whitecaps FC 2, a United Soccer League club based in Vancouver. Whitecaps 2 re-signed Village for the 2017 season on March 17, 2017.[3]

Village made his professional debut for Whitecaps 2 on October 7, 2017, when he played the full 90 minutes of an away match against Real Monarchs. In the 5th minute, Village made a diving save to deny a goal attempt by Daniel Haber. This save was later selected as the USL Fans' Choice Save of the Month for October 2017.[4]

FC Cincinnati[edit]

On November 21, 2017, Village transferred across the USL by signing with FC Cincinnati.[5] This was Village's second time playing under FC Cincinnati head coach Alan Koch, as Koch had been the head coach of Whitecaps FC 2 from 2015 to 2016.[2]

Pacific FC[edit]

Village joined Pacific FC of the Canadian Premier League on January 21, 2019.[6] He played in Pacific’s first ever game on April 28, 2019 and kept a clean sheet in a 1-0 victory over HFX Wanderers FC [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Village". UFV Cascades. University of the Fraser Valley. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "17 - Mark Village". FC Cincinnati. 2018. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "Whitecaps FC 2 re-sign goalkeeper Mark Village to USL roster". Vancouver Whitecaps. March 17, 2017. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "Village Nabs Fans' Choice Save of the Month". USLSoccer.com. United Soccer League. October 23, 2017. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  5. ^ Kimura, Fumi (November 21, 2017). "FCC Adds Seymore, Village, Cicerone". FC Cincinnati. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "Pacific Football Club Adds Goalkeeper Village, Midfielder Verhoeven to Growing Roster". January 21, 2019.
  7. ^ Dheensaw, Cleve. "Pacific FC rides purple wave to first-ever victory". Times Colonist. Retrieved 2019-05-12.

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