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Vancouver FC Shaan Hundal

Hundal Returns To CPL Through Vancouver FC

By on January 31, 2023 0 1573 Views

Vancouver FC has found its ninth addition with Canadian forward Shaan Hundal, who’s already familiar with the league.

While the 23-year-old spent the last two seasons with Inter Miami FC II and the pre-rebrand Fort Lauderdale CF, he previously suited up for Valour FC during 2020’s Island Games season.

Hundal arrives following a sharp season with Inter Miami’s MLS Next Pro side, where he tallied six goals and three assists in 21 matches, even earning a call-up to the senior side.

Before that he led the side in its USL League One Fort Lauderdale era with eleven goals, good for fourth-most in the league and a nomination for the USL League One Young Player of the Year award.

β€œI am looking forward to returning to the Canadian Premier League and taking full advantage of this opportunity with Vancouver FC,” said Hundal on the move. β€œI have grown a lot as a player over the past two seasons and I am excited to put those skills to work to make an impact for this team in this league.” 

His first stint in Canada’s top flight saw him make six appearances in what was a highly-condensed seven-match regular season, with the Brampton native having also spent time with Ottawa Fury and Toronto FC II.

β€œShaan possesses the ability to influence games as a scorer and provider in the danger areas,” said VFC boss Afshin Ghotbi. β€œThe combination of his power, speed and skill make him an exciting addition to our attack. I look forward to celebrating his goals with our fans during our first season in the Canadian Premier League.” 

The Vancouver FC attack now boasts strikers Mamadou Kane and Nathaniel St. Louis, making Hundal the most experienced of the bunch.

β€œIt is imperative that Canadian players like Shaan have opportunities to advance their careers on home soil,” said VFC President Rob Friend. “We look forward to providing a platform for his further development here at our club.”

The length and financial details of Hundal’s contract with Vancouver were not disclosed by the club.

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