York9 FC made their first off-season roster moves on Thursday, announcing six players will not be returning for the club’s 2020 Canadian Premier League campaign.
Defenders Daniel Gogarty and Steven Furlano, forwards Austin Ricci, Stefan Lamanna and Cyrus Rollocks, and goalkeeper Matthew Silva were announced as the departures.
Of the six players let go, the release of Gogarty is the biggest move.
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Gogarty, 22, was drafted fourth overall by York9 in the 2018 CPL-U SPORTS Draft after a five-year stint with York University. The technically-gifted centreback appeared in 20 regular season matches for Y9 in 2019, accumulating 1551 minutes.
The Scarborough-native was an early standout with coach Jimmy Brennan’s side after appearing in the Inaugural Game against Forge FC on April 27.
“York9 Football Club would like to thank [these players] for their commitment and professionalism they’ve shown to the program,” Brennan said. “We know these players have bright futures and we wish them nothing but the best in their future endeavours.”
Former Toronto FC Academy product Furlano, a native of Barrie, Ont., made the second-most appearances of the players released, playing 512 minutes across 15 games as a fullback and a winger.
Attackers Ricci and Rollocks failed to earn as much playing time, appearing just nine times each for Brennan’s side. Fellow forward Lamanna, a native of Markham, Ont., made six appearances after signing mid-season with the club.
Silva appeared once between the sticks for Y9 in a 2-1 win over Pacific FC at York Lions Stadium.