Former VFC Striker Hundal In Discussions With Multiple Teams
Canadian Premier League side Vancouver FC are moving quickly with a roster rebuild after becoming the first side elimated from playoff contention this year.
Following a training session over the week which saw the squad suit up against Whitecaps FC 2, it was revealed by AFTN Canada that Shaan Hundal – who scored the club’s first-ever goal – will not be returning for a second year.
The striker confirmed to us that he was in discussions with a few teams from different markets, so it remains to be seen whether Hundal – who had shown great consistency with Inter Miami CF II – might return stateside to continue his career.
Hundal proved a history-maker with Vancouver by scoring the club’s first-ever goal, tallying up six goals and one assist for himself throughout the club’s inaugural season while getting into a bit of a row with the ‘Caps. It was a hot start for Hundal, with five of his goals goals coming in the opening nine games.
His sixth and final came before he was displaced by the club’s loan of Alejandro Diaz: after the Mexican striker arrived on July 11, Hundal found himself shifted frequently out on the right wing with reduced minutes, and didn’t score again for the side.
Those numbers matched his output for Inter Miami II a season prior, with the Canadian striker tallying six goals and three assists in 21 matches for Beckham’s B-team, even impressing enough to earn a call-up to the senior side.
Before that he led the side for scoring in its USL League One Fort Lauderdale era, scoring eleven goals to finish fourth-most in the league and get nominated for the USL League One Young Player of the Year award.
The Brampton native has also spent time with the Ottawa Fury and Toronto FC II, with 2020’s Island Games seeing him make six of seven possible appearances for Valour FC. Whether he’ll land with another CPL side remains to be seen however, as he stated himself that he’s in discussions with teams from different markets.
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