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Vancouver FC Elliot Simmons

Elliot Simmons Leaves Vancouver FC

By on May 28, 2024 0 2384 Views

Canadian Premier League side Vancouver FC has mutually parted ways with midfielder Elliot Simmons, who had been a midfield engine in their inaugural season but had yet to feature for the side in 2024.

The 26-year-old was a tireless and well-utilized player for VFC last season, appearing in all but three possible matches after joining as their second-ever signing.

Having previously suited up for both the Halifax Wanderers and Cavalry FC, the Luton-born athlete has now returned to England after tallying 108 appearances for the trio of Canadian Premier League clubs. In fact, last season saw him make history as the first Eagle to hit the one hundred CPL appearance mark.

“Elliot was a key feature in our midfield with his work ethic, passion, and experience in the CPL bringing a positive impact everyday,” said head coach Afshin Ghotbi on his departure. “We wish Elliot all the best for his family and his future endeavours.”

Vancouver FC Elliot Simmons
Photo Credit: John Jacques

While the midfielder had suffered a preseason injury, he was deemed fit at the season’s start but found himself locked out of the lineup following his offseason trials abroad. The exclusion from the matchday roster played in to his request, as did a personal matter back in England.

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Having earned interest from multiple clubs during his offseason spell back there, it’ll be interesting to see where Elliot lands in the near future. While his departure was only announced today, multiple sources within the club state that Simmons has VFC nearly a month ago, so he’s had a runway of time to begin sorting out his next steps.

Vancouver FC will be back in action on June 2, where Ghotbi be hope to spoil the homecoming party for Valour at Princess Auto Stadium.

Header Image Photo Credit: John Jacques

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