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Jonas Häkkinen

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19 y/o (1999) Whitecaps product from Vancouver. Dual national with Finland who attended one Canadian U15 ID camp under Ante Jazic in 2013. Plays CB and DM typically. Signed first pro contract with VPS in Finland late in 2018, and made his professional debut in the Finnish Cup on February 2 2019.

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https://vepsu.fi/uutiset/uusi-pelaajasopimus-monikaeyttoeinen-jonas-haekkinen-vaasan-palloseuraan

 

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11 minutes ago, masster said:

Posted about him in the defectors thread. I believe he has been called up by a Finnish youth team.

Looks like it happened. A pair of friendlies versus local sides in preseason form. https://www.palloliitto.fi/jalkapallouutiset/pikkuhuuhkajat-nimetty-tammikuun-leirille

If this thread needs to move, you'll have no objection from me.

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On 2/2/2019 at 11:38 PM, masster said:

Posted about him in the defectors thread. I believe he has been called up by a Finnish youth team.

So yeah, apparently this callup was unofficial and didn't tie him anywhere, so theorethically he could still represent either team. But today I heard from the inside that Jonas has already decided he will play for Finland and not for Canada.

Shame for you guys, he was excellent on the ball again as we won the game 2-1 - though slight blame can be portioned on him and his stopper partner as they failed to follow a rebound from the bar allowing the opposing player to head it home. He's been so good, I meanI usually try to avoid getting overhyped about new signings - but based on these two games alone I would certainly make a prediction that he's gonna play in some higher league than Finland within two years for sure, and I suppose that standard would bring him near your national team level already. I mean, if Charlie Trafford and Tosaint Ricketts have made it..

Suppose I will be directing my Jonas reports into your defectors thread in the future, apart from possibly a bit of Boakai coverage if I happen to catch some of his games I guess. 

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