Cavalry FC announce signing of forward Malcolm Shaw

Cavalry FC announced on Thursday that the club has signed 28-year-old forward Malcolm Shaw to a one-year contract with a one-year option ahead of the 2024 CPL season.

 Shaw spent the last three seasons with Atlético Ottawa, where he made 83 appearances across all competitions and contributed 24 goal involvements. Born in Pickering, Ontario, Shaw represents Trinidad and Tobago internationally because of his mother’s heritage. He has earned five caps for the Soca Warriors since June 2023, scoring one goal.

“Malcolm is a proven forward in this league that has scored big goals and has experienced being a key part of a league winning side,” said Tommy Wheeldon Jr., Head Coach and General Manager, Cavalry FC. “He has a great blend of power and finesse within his attacking play, whilst also being an excellent contributor to defensive moments and duals for his team.”

 Shaw is one of several attacking options Cavalry has added to bolster its front line this season, joining fellow newcomers Tobias Warschewski, Lleyton Brooks, Lucas Dias and Diego Gutierrez.

 “I’m thrilled to embark on this new chapter with Cavalry FC,” said Shaw. “I’m looking forward to embracing the challenges, camaraderie, and victories that lay ahead.”

 The club will commence the 2024 CPL campaign as they travel to Hamilton, Ont. to face Forge FC on Saturday, April 13.

 Cavalry will then return to ATCO Field at Spruce Meadows for the first time in 2024 to host Vancouver FC in the preliminary round of the TELUS Canadian Championship on Tuesday, April 23. The winner of the single-elimination match will advance to a quarterfinal tilt against Major League Soccer (MLS) side Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

The team will close a busy month of April when it hosts its CPL home opener on Sunday, April 28, welcoming Pacific FC to ATCO Field.