Kadin Chung

J. Kadin Brian Chung[1] (born September 5, 1998) is a Canadian soccer player who plays for Pacific FC in the Canadian Premier League.

Kadin Chung
Personal information
Full name J. Kadin Brian Chung
Date of birth (1998-09-05) 5 September 1998
Place of birth New Westminster, Canada
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Full-back
Club information
Current team
Pacific FC
Number 7
Youth career
Coquitlam Metro-Ford
2011–2015 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Whitecaps FC 2 45 (2)
2018 1. FC Kaiserslautern II 8 (0)
2019– Pacific FC 24 (1)
National team
2014–2015 Canada U17 6 (1)
2015–2017 Canada U20 8 (1)
2017– Canada U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 19, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 29, 2017

Club career

Youth

Chung grew up in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia and began playing soccer with Coquitlam Metro Ford SC at the age of six.[1] He later joined the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency Program in September 2011, making several appearances with their U-16 and U-18 teams.

Whitecaps FC 2

Whitecaps FC 2 signed Chung during the 2015 USL season and made his debut on September 13, 2015 against Orange County Blues.[2] He would make one more substitute appearance that year.

In the 2016 season, Chung established a starting spot at right-back and made the USL Team of the Week after making a crucial assist on a Kyle Greig goal in a 3-2 victory against Tulsa Roughnecks.[3] Chung, along with fellow Whitecaps Academy products Matthew Baldisimo and Thomas Gardner were praised during the club's USL playoff run in the 2016 USL season[4]

In December 2016, Whitecaps FC 2 announced that Chung would return to the club for the 2017 season.[5] He would spend three seasons with Whitecaps FC 2 before the club ceased operations after the 2017 season.[6] Rather than sign a USL deal with the Whitecaps new affiliate, Fresno FC, Chung would elect to pursue opportunities outside of Canada.[7]

1. FC Kaiserslautern II

On 5 February 2018, Chung signed with 1. FC Kaiserslautern II in Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar.[8]

Pacific FC

On November 29, 2018 Chung was unveiled as the first signing for Pacific FC ahead of their inaugural season in the Canadian Premier League.[9]

International career

Chung was part of Canada's U-17 squad which participated at the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship. He scored in a 3-1 victory against Haiti and started every game of the tournament at left-back.[10] In 2015, he was named the Canada U17 Male Player of the Year for his performances during the tournament.[11]

On 17 March 2016, he was called up to the Canada U-20 squad in their two games against England and scored a goal to open the scoring in a 2-1 victory.[12] In August 2016, he was called up to the U-20 team for a pair of friendlies against Costa Rica[13] In February 2017, Chung was named to Canada's roster for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship[14]

Career statistics

Updated October 19, 2019[15]

Club

Club League Season League Playoffs National Cup Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Whitecaps FC 2 USL 2015 20000020
2016 1903000220
2017 2420000242
Total 4523000482
1. FC Kaiserslautern II Oberliga 2017–18 80000080
Pacific FC CPL 2019 2410010251
Career Total 7733010813

References

  1. "Kadin Chung profile". Canada Soccer. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  2. "Kadin Chung". Vancouver Whitecaps. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  3. "Port Coquitlam's Kadin Chung named to USL Team of the Week". May 10, 2016. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  4. Marc Weber (October 7, 2016). "'Telepathic' trio hooks talent, soccer dreams to WFC2 playoff wagon". Vancouver Province.
  5. Whitecaps FC 2 (December 20, 2016). "Whitecaps FC 2 re-sign Sem de Wit and Will Seymore, announce roster update". Whitecaps FC 2.
  6. Michael McColl (October 14, 2017). "California Dreaming: Goodbye WFC2, hello new beginnings – the ins and outs of the Whitecaps/Fresno partnership". AFTN Canada.
  7. "Whitecaps FC assign three players to USL affiliate Fresno FC". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. December 7, 2017.
  8. "Neuzugänge in den Nachwuchsteams" (in German). 1. FC Kaiserslautern. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  9. Dheensaw, Cleve (November 29, 2018). "Canadian U-20 star Kadin Chung first to sport Pacific FC jersey".
  10. "Canada rallies to defeat Haiti in CU17". CONCACAF. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  11. "WFC2 fullback Kadin Chung named 2015 Canadian U-17 Player of the Year". December 13, 2015. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  12. "Whitecaps players lead Canada U-20s past England - Sportsnet.ca". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  13. "Canada m20 announces squad and matches against Costa Rica". Canada Soccer Association. August 24, 2016.
  14. Neil Davidson (Feb 9, 2017). "Canada names young squad for CONCACAF U-20 Championship". Sportsnet.
  15. "Kadin Chung profile". Soccerway.


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