Webb Open To New CPL Opportunity
Even though Canadian winger Jordan Webb missed out on his season in the Canadian Premier League last year, he remains hopeful that he’ll get another opportunity to play at home in 2022.
The 33-year-old admits that a return to Atletico Ottawa is unlikely, stating that he’s working towards finding a new club for himself either in Canada or back in Asia, where he’d enjoyed a prolific career since arriving to Singapore in 2010.
The Ontario-born winger had looked to be a dangerous addition to the expansion side ahead of the 2021 CPL season, returning home with over 240 professional appearances under his belt. In Singapore, Webb contributed over a hundred goals and 28 assists during his time with the likes of Hougang United, Home United, Young Lions, Warriors FC, and the Tampines Rovers.
Webb’s arrival to Atletico Ottawa last year was first leaked in a Soccerway roster update, with the player being formally announced a month later before participating in the CPL side’s Spain-based preseason. He then opted out of the bubbled start to the 2021 CPL season due to personal reasons, with the forward and Atletico Ottawa mutually terminating their contract at the end of July.
Given that he still remains in Canada for the time being and has yet to play professionally in front of friends and family, however, it’s understandable that Webb would still be hoping for a playing stint in the homeland.
“I wanted to rip up the league,” reflects Webb on 2021, “it would have been fun.”
Atletico Ottawa has made no formal roster announcements in regards of returning players, though club captain Drew Beckie told fans he’d be returning. The Atletico Madrid-owned team parted ways with head coach Mista last month, with his successor yet to be named.
With clubs actively filling up their rosters behind the scenes, it remains to be seen if any CPL side will take a chance on the the veteran domestic winger. With Webb turning 34 next season, however, he could become another Canadian veteran who misses his chance to play in front of family at home.
Wherever he lands, Webb is certain he won’t miss another season of action overall.
“I’ll be with a new team,” he promises, “I just don’t know where yet.”