Rumour: Didic Headed West With Pacific
Amer Didic is heading to westwards towards Pacific FC, as per Transfermarkt.
The 27-year-old centre-back has been a staple for the Eddies backline over the last three seasons, making 48 appearances as a regular starter under both Jeff Paulus and Alan Koch. The big six-foot-four centre back has proven to be a commanding presence on the pitch, and led the league in both interceptions and clearances last season.
With FC Edmonton shedding essentially all of its current roster barring a slim margin of Academy talent, there’s bound to be some intra-league moves from players released by the Alberta-based side – though none will come bigger than Pacific securing the signature of Amer Didic.
With Toronto FC purchasing Lukas MacNaughton last month, the west coast side needed a significant figure to fill the large boots left by its outbound original. Didic seems the right man for the job, having come close to an MLS contract himself in 2020.
While the stalwart Eddies defender is known for his high workrate on the backline, he’ll offer Pacific FC something on the opposite end, too: he’s a big presence in the air, contributing three goals of corner kicks in 2021 alone:
Born in Bosnia, Didic was raised in Edmonton and was a member of the club’s academy before he departedfor college in the states. He later established himself as a regular for the Swope Park Rangers before a short stint in San Antonio preceded his return home in April 2019.
Didic has also earned two caps with the Canadian national team, scoring on his debut against Barbados in 2020.
His arrival to Pacific FC would be a big boost in the club’s defense of a North Star Shield, which is something Didic has told us he’s quite hungry to hoist. The Pacific backline has already seen the return of Jamar Dixon, Callum Irving, and Thomas Meilleur-Giguere, though Kadin Chung is still on trial with TFC.
Pacific FC has yet to comment on the rumour, though Transfermarkt’s Manuel Veth has proven quite accurate regarding the west coast side in the past.