Cavalry FC signs Canadian defender Mason Trafford
Cavalry FC

Cavalry FC signs Mason Trafford.
Cavalry FC signs Mason Trafford.

Cavalry FC announced Wednesday the signing of Canadian international footballer Mason Trafford.

The 32-year-old centreback joins Cavalry having suited up for a number of Canadian outfits, including the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Ottawa Fury. He also featured for Finnish outfit IFK Mariehamm and Chinese side Guizhou Hengfeng FC.

“Mason is a serial winner that has won championships in the USL and NASL that adds great experience, leadership and quality to our back line,” said Cavalry head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. “He is one of the best left-sided Canadian centre backs in the country.”

Trafford, who most recently suited up for Miami FC, has featured just once for Canada, making an appearance in a friendly against Denmark on January 26, 2013.

He is the cousin of fellow Canadian international Charlie Trafford.

Mason returns to Canada with roots in Calgary and brings with him plenty of experience at home and abroad.

“Returning to Canada to play for Cavalry FC was an easy decision for me and my family,” Trafford said. “Southern Alberta has a community that is ready to embrace professional soccer and with solid coaching and support staff and a world-class ownership group, we are going to create a unique soccer experience. My family is largely based in Calgary so it feels like coming home.”