Jordan Brown Procures CPL Return With Pacific FC
English striker Jordan Brown is back in the Canadian Premier League after inking a new deal with reigning champions Pacific FC.
We had reported that the striker was nearing his CPL return a few days ago, with his transfer now being made official.
The move sees the 25-year-old return to the Canadian top flight after spending the last season with Electric City FC, where he scored eleven goals and five assists in seventeen appearances, fifteen of which were starts.
“We are excited to bring Jordan to Pacific,” stated Pacific’s Director of Football, Stuart Neely. “Jordan is a class character, leads by example both on and off the field and is a great ambassador of the game. We feel Jordan’s experience overseas and in the CPL will bring a positive energy and work ethic to the roster.”
Brown had previously played for Alberta’s Cavalry FC, scoring the first goal in club history. His two seasons in red saw him tally eight goals in 42 appearances, with the former West Ham Academy product also scoring the go-ahead goal in the first-ever CPL-vs-MLS upset.
After departing Cavalry, Brown signed with German side VfR Aalen and Icelandic outfit Fylkir before inking a deal back in League1 Ontario. He had also previously played for Chelmsford City, Hannover 96, Barnet, and Czech side Znojmo, having developed through both the Arsenal and West Ham academy systems.
Pacific FC will be leaning on Jordan Brown to help replace golden boot leader Alejandro Diaz, who left for Norwegian second division side Sogndal Fotball in a club record transfer this month.
“I think he was really good, he was a really top player,” said Brown of Diaz. “For me, he leaves big shoes to fill. I’m ready for that type of pressure. I have full belief in myself and the players I’m going to be playing with, so I’m looking forward to it.”
His Canadian Premier League return also sees him reunite with former Cavalry left-back Nathan Mavila just two seasons after both Englishmen left a strong impression with PFC coaching staff at The Island Games.
Brown’s arrival comes ahead of a crucial Concacaf League away trip against top Costa Rican side CS Herediano, with Pacific keen to simultaneously remaining well on course for league playoffs in its title defense.
He also becomes the second Electric City FC player to secure a move to Canada’s top flight, with Eleias Himaras recently signing with York United.
Brown arrives on a deal that runs through to 2023, with a club option for a further year.