Key Pacific Defender Amer Didic Leaves The Isle
One of the Canadian Premier League’s top defenders is on the move.
Six-foot-three centre-back Amer Didic has officially left Pacific after two seasons out west, where the big man tallied an immense 63 appearances and earned a defender of the year nomination. Of course, a big part of his game has always been his threat on the opposite part two, with the Zenica-born defender scoring eight goals for the Tridents, four of which came last year.
We’d heard that Atletico Ottawa had put in a sizeable offer to the league-leading defender, though his next destination has yet to be determined. Should he remain in the league, the 29-year-old will be a huge pickup for any CPL side – and it’s fair to say that several clubs have some big defensive shoes to fill.
“Thank you Didic. Over two years with Pacific you provided fans and teammates with highlight goals, unwavering defensive effort and memories that we will cherish as you embark on your next journey,” read a statement from the club.
Twice-capped by the Canadian national team, we’ve heard Amer has generated significant interest following the conclusion of the 2023 CPL season.
Prior to Pacific, Didic was a stalwart servant for hometown club FC Edmonton through the first three Canadian Premier League seasons. He made 48 appearances as a regular starter under both Jeff Paulus and Alan Koch, growing to cement himself as a no-nonsense defender with a commanding presence on the pitch.
He had also played for both Swope Park Rangers and San Antonio FC before coming home during the launch of the Canadian Premier League.
With the Tridents also losing out on Manny Aparicio – another player that have reportedly target, amongst others – the club will have lots of shoes to fill if they’re to fulfill their status of perennial title contenders in the upcoming season. The club had activated its option of Thomas Meilleur-Giguere a day ahead of today’s defensive departure.