Three powerful soccer players are making their way to Victoria to join the Pacific Football Club’s growing roster.
The players – Ben Fisk, Jose Hernandez, and Victor Blasco – are going to bring a robust offense to the team, according to PFC’s head coach, Michael Silberbauer.
“This trio brings different strengths and styles to our club,” he said in a release. “They will make our attack even more versatile and I see them as a great addition to our growing team.”
Ben Fisk, 26, is a Vancouver-born player who started his career with the Whitecaps FC youth program in 2006. He then made his professional debut with the club’s U-23 squad in 2011. Since then, Fisk has played for the Charleston Battery in the US, and two Spanish teams, Coruxo FC in Spain, and Deportivo de La Coruna.
More recently, Fisk played on Canada’s national team plus their U-20 and U-23 youth squad teams.
I’m coming home!! 💜💜💜 Thanks to @pacificfootballclub and @cplsoccer for this opportunity to come back to B.C. and help continue to grow the game that I love. Can’t wait to get started!! pic.twitter.com/S7BUYP5lWx
— Ben Fisk (@benfisk) February 7, 2019
Meanwhile, Edmonton-born forward Jose Hernandez brings to the team an impressive scoring history. He first joined the Whitecaps FC Residency in 2016 and appeared in 26 matches for the U-16 team, where he scored 19 goals. He then represented Canada internationally in 2016 at the CONCACAF U-17 Championship. Hernandez, 18, is the youngest player Pacific FC has ever signed.
Rounding out the trio is Victor Blasco, 24, from Spain. Blasco has previous experience playing for Vancouver Island as he played for Vancouver Island University in 2014. While playing for VIU he was awarded both PACWEST’s Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year awards. One year later, he started his professional career with Whitecaps 2 of the USL Championship.
“We are delighted to have secured three dynamic attacking players,” said Rob Friend, CEO, Pacific Football Club in a release.
“Ben Fisk brings a wealth of experience and he’s coming into the prime of his career. Jose Hernandez is one of the top young strikers in Canada, and Victor Blasco has the potential to be one of the most exciting midfielders in the league.”