Pacius Picks Up MLS Interest
Fast-footed Forge forward Woobens Pacius is still turning heads amidst his third season in orange.
A few months after Canadian soccer icon Patrice Bernier disclosed that Woobens had picked up interest in Europe, the former international now states that a few Major League Soccer sides are taking a peek at the striker, too.
The 22-year-old has secured a return of 26 goals in 86 appearances for Forge, helping the club to a Canadian Premier League title last year.
Having arrived to Hamilton from the CF Montreal Academy system, Pacius’s first season in orange saw him tally eight goals, with four of them coming within a two-week span.
His follow-up campaign saw him expand on that with 13 goals, with a double-digit league season featuring an incredible run of form that saw score seven goals in a stretch of six games.
His third season has continued to his him tally up goal contributions, with Woobens adding five goals and four assists in 22 appearances through all competitions – and that’s with only three full ninety-minute matches.
Having earned a Best Canadian U-21 Player of the Year nomination last year, his consistency looks like it has attracted interest from both near and far.
While Bernier didn’t disclose who has eyes on the striker, he mentioned that Woobens was on the radar of ‘a few’ MLS teams, while also confirming that he still has interest from Austria, Bulgaria, France, and Portugal.
It’s safe to say that Bernier – who leaked that Mael Henry was en route to the league earlier this year – has strong ties with the goings-on of players who have come through the CF Montreal Academy, so it’ll be interesting to see if anything stems from the interest.
In the meantime, Woobens will be aiming to add a second league title in the hammer with Forge once again appearing title contenders.
Source: Patrice Bernier (via Twitter)