Rumour: Chung Set To Land With Vancouver FC
With former CPL champion Kadin Chung having mutually parted ways with Toronto FC, the 24-year right-back now looks set to land with the Canadian Premier League’s newest club.
There had been some rumours that Kadin was set for a west coast CPL return, with Manuel Veth now stating that the 2021 North Star Shield winner is en route to Vancouver FC.
The expansion side is midway through an inaugural roster build that is leaning heavily on first-year professionals, so the addition of a proven league-winner would be a big boost for the side.
The club has secured depth on the opposite left flank through Tyler Crawford, Kahlil John-Wentworth, and Marcus Simmons, whereupon Chung would be the first natural right-back inked by the team – and the most proven of the bunch.
He wouldn’t be the only Pacific title-winner to suit up for the lower mainland’s newest professional sports team, with the expansion side having also recruited goalkeeper Callum Irving from their west coast neighbours.
Chung made eight appearances in the first eleven matches of Toronto FC’s season last year, but found minutes hard to come by after that – in fact, his only other appearance came in the two-year-belated Canadian Championship Final victory over Forge, though he also tallied nine appearances for Toronto FC II.
The 24-year-old spent three seasons with Pacific FC before his time in red, making 63 appearances and establishing himself as a league-leading full-back at the Canadian Premier League level and, says former head coach Pa-Modou Kah, knocking at the national team doorstep.
Before that, the Whitecaps Residency product had featured for the Whitecaps FC II and FC Kaiserslautern, too. He also suited up for Canada at the U-23 level.
Vancouver FC added midfielders Mael Henry and Cristian Mares this week, though it remains to be seen if Kadin Chung will ‘join the dark side’, as the club itself says.