Ok, it's 2014 and the AFC Challenge Cup is about to start. Sure I've been gone but that doesn't mean Azkal madness has deserted me! Keep checking here I'll be back with more stuff soon! And go Simone Rota!!
Only capped players are included with some exceptions: Those who will soon be(Dennis Wolf, Juan Luis Guirado), those who are/were in the training pool of the senior roster(Patrick Hinrichsen, Mark Drinkuth). Former NT players college/amateur(James Leigh Gunn, Simon & Chris Greatwich). I've added at my discretion. Let me know if I missed one or should add...
Simon Greatwich finished last season with his college team, the Hartwick Hawks, as one of its better players. Though the season ended with a "not-so-great-result", he did enough on the pitch for him to be recognized by his football conference(MAC Mid Atlantic Conference) and be included in its 2nd team All-Conference pick. Here is what they had to say about Simon:
A month ago, I wrote a blog about a father asking how to get a hold of PFF and the powers that be so his son can "tryout" for the Azkals. It generated massive amounts of traffic into this blog, comments stretching from the hopeful to the incredulous. Rest assured, through that blog, the two parties have gotten a hold of each other and now have direct contact. From my last correspondence with Luke's father a certain "European scout" will be present during a game of Luke's and will judge his suitability for the Azkals from there.
There are unconfirmed reports today that the Azkals will have the services of more of its professional European based Filipino players available for the UAE training camp. Though concern was voiced earlier of "missing" veteran Azkal players such as striker Nate Burkey and right back Anton del Rosario and amidst nasty rumors concerning their alleged suspension or removal from the team, the squad nevertheless marched on to camp with it's new German Filipino recruit and veteran Bundesliga striker Denis Wolf and Philippine based contingent.