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Marcel de Jong leads fight to organize CPL players, pointing to uneven playing field

As a veteran who played in the Netherlands, Germany and Major League Soccer, Marcel de Jong had more bargaining power than most when he came to the Canadian Premier League. The Canadian international, who joined Pacific FC ahead of the league's inaugural 2109 season, also had some real-world international experience to compare the fledgling Canadian circuit against.
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Marcel de Jong: 4 memorable moments from the CanMNT veteran’s career

The illustrious playing career of Marcel de Jong came to a close this week, with the 34-year-old fullback announcing his retirement on Friday. After a 17-year career that’s taken him around the world, de Jong’s journey came to a close in his home country. Although de Jong’s time with Pacific...
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Pacific FC captain Marcel de Jong retires after 17-year-pro career

LANGFORD, B.C. — Pacific FC captain Marcel de Jong, whose 17-year pro career took him to the Netherlands, Germany and North America, has announced his retirement. The 34-year-old left back won 56 caps, including 48 starts, for Canada with three goals and two assists. He captained Canada on the occasion of his 50th cap.
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Pacific FC, CanMNT veteran Marcel de Jong retires after a 17-year career

Marcel de Jong is calling it quits. The Pacific FC and Canadian national team defender announced his retirement on Friday, a move that brings a close to a 17-year professional career spent in dedicated service to Canadian soccer. “After 17 years as a professional football player, I have made the...