Terran Campbell Cracks Double Digits In CPL Golden Boot Race
Pacific FC did well to claw a goal back when it hosted Forge FC at the newly-renovated Westhills Stadium last night, and the tying goal came from exactly who one would expect: 20-year-old striker Terran Campbell, who has seen a dramatic rise in the scoring charts after converting from a midfield position earlier this season.
In fact, last night saw the former Whitecaps Academy product make a significant milestone in Canadian Premier League history: he’s now the first player to reach double digits in terms of goals scored, with his latest goal also giving him a three goal cushion in the golden boot race against Forge FC’s Tristan Borges.
Ever the humble player, Campbell put an emphasis on his team when congratulated on being the first player to reach double digits when it comes to scoring:
It’s been a good season. It’s always good to score goals, but I’m happy to put in the work for my team and I’m happy that we fought out a tie today.Terran Campbell
The physical youngster, who has been dubbed ‘The Canadian Hulk’ by his teammates, has contributed an impressive eight goals in ten games throughout the fall season, after scoring two in ten in the spring. The youngster stepped into a more attacking role when veteran striker Marcus Haber was forced to take a spell on the sidelines, with Campbell certainly taking advantage of the opportunity.
Campbell isn’t the only Pacific FC figure to be a top ten CPL goalscorer, with fiery midfielder Victor Blaso – who spent a few seasons at the famed La Masia academy – stuck in a six-way tie for seventh place after contributing five of his own. Last night marked a club debut for David Norman Jr., who almost contributed a goal of his own with a rocket from outside of the box.
Pacific FC currently sits in fourth place in the fall season table, with seventeen goals scored so far. It’s a marked improvement over the spring season, which saw the club finish with eleven goals scored after the same amount of games played. With most of the squad finally healthy, it’ll be interesting to see if Pacific FC can improve on its current record – especially with a new late-season Pacific FC player signing still expected to take place.