Mason Trafford at Cavalry FC (Canada)

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  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
  2. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
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    “It’s nice to be somewhere where everyone is so into the sport. The crowd is a good group of supporters that know the game and seem to be organized. We’re in a small city so everyone knows us and the whole city is behind us. It’s exciting to be part of it because the European culture towards football is quite a bit different as opposed to in Canada and the U.S. The locker room dynamic has a different feel and the football has a different philosophy as well. With the Whitecaps, there was a lot more diversity in terms of older players with families and wives and kids. Our training setup at SFU wasn’t really conducive to having guys come in and hang out in the morning or after training and be around the club. Here the guys are all close to the same age and everyone comes in the morning quite early and sits around, has a coffee and jokes around. After training it’s the same thing. With the Whitecaps it was more get-in-get-out,” he said.​

    Read more: http://www.nsnews.com/hard+road+pros/3557287/story.html#ixzz10IHP47YR
     
  3. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Since there is no [R] highlight to reveal news from today's match: Trafford scored an own goal and the team lost by 1 - Mariehamn 1:2 KuPS.
     
  4. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not that anyone DVRed this one, but the invisible ink could be a useful trick all over BS. Good idea.
     
  5. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Trafford appears to be the only YA left at former YA haven IFK Mariehamn. He went the distance in a 3-1 road loss to defending champions HJK.

    Last year Trafford appeared in 28 of 33 league games, starting 25, scoring 1 goal, and picking up 1 red card. IFK Mariehamn finished mid-table in 7th.
     
  6. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  8. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mason Trafford is currently playing with Guizhou Zhicheng in the Chinese second tier.
     
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  9. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Here's an informative story about Mason's life and times in China:

    “It was quite an experience both from a football standpoint and a life standpoint,” Trafford told RedNation. “It was really interesting and also quite difficult to adjust to, especially at the start. As the months went on it was always interesting and also a challenge, but it started to get more fun as I went along. I saw the different culture and the different ways they would do things over there.” ​

    http://www.rednationonline.ca/Articles2012/TraffordbuoyedbyexperienceplayinginChina.aspx
     
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  10. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Trafford has signed with the NASL Ottawa Fury:

    Ottawa Fury FC today announced the club’s ninth Canadian signing as Mason Trafford joins from Chinese League One side Guizhou Zhicheng, pending international transfer. Trafford began his professional career with the Vancouver Whitecaps and would eventually spend two-and-a-half years in the Finnish Premier League with IFK Mariehamn.​

    http://www.ottawafuryfc.com/news/detail/uuid/1t8k3n2ptjwue1t0r4k3dcb8tl#.UyddjRBdV7f
     
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  11. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    He's a '97 and a U.S. U18 currently on an amateur contract with the NASL Railhawks:

    Despite committing to North Carolina during his sophomore year, Mason is looking to play on a top-tier club in England or Spain in the fall.

    Mason will leave on July 18 for a tryout with Huracán Valencia CF, a club in the Segunda División B league, the third division of soccer in Spain.

    He said he would consider playing for North Carolina after deferring a semester if the right opportunity isn’t presented in Spain. But he’s hoping this is where his pro career blossoms.​

    Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/soccer/carolina-railhawks/article27180907.html#storylink=cpy

    HVCF, by the way, is Shaq Moore's club.
     
  12. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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