Pacific FC announced on Thursday that it has signed Simon Fraser University attacking midfielder Matteo Polisi for the 2021 Canadian Premier League season. Polisi, 22, scored 36 goals and added 18 assists in 52 games with Simon Fraser, which competes in NCAA Division II. Described as a talented goal-scoring threat from midfield, he recently declared for the 2021 MLS SuperDraft A native of Coquitlam, BC, Polisi also featured for USL League 2 side TSS Rovers in 2019 leading the team with six goals in 13 appearances.

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"Matteo is a player who’s highly motivated to make it as a professional and is grateful for this opportunity," Pacific FC head coach Pa-Modou Kah said in a media release. "He’s technically good and has a nose for the goal." Prior to his tenure at SFU where he played alongside his brother Marcello, Polisi spent two years with the Portland Timbers' U17/18 development program and the Whitecaps FC Residency program. Polisi is the 20th Pacific player confirmed for the 2021 CPL season, joining fellow newcomers Manny Aparicio and goalkeeper Emil Gazdov. TIG-book-onsale-editorialad-1024x284

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