CALGARY – Cavalry FC announced Wednesday the signing of English forward Jordan Brown, bringing the 22-year-old into the fold ahead of the inaugural CPL season.
Brown, who came up through the Arsenal Youth Academy, has been playing professional football in Europe since 2015, and has also featured for England at the Under-17 level.
He has featured for West Ham United, making his first team debut in Europa League action vs. FC Astra Giurgiu.
Following his stint with the Hammers, Brown went to Germany to play for Hannover 96.
Most recently, he has been playing for SC Znojmo FK in the 2nd division of Czech football.
“I have really been lucky to be involved in some Historic organizations, football teams and to play alongside some great players” stated Brown. “I’m delighted to join such an ambitious organization (Cavalry FC) as well as a new league (Canadian Premier League) that’s striving to be great.”
Cavalry FC’s head coach and general manager, Tommy Wheeldon Jr. had this to say on Brown: “Jordan is a really exciting player for our club and the Canadian Premier League.
“He’s had an excellent development path at some respected European clubs. As a young player in England’s U17 team, he was highly touted as one to watch for the future and we still believe that. He’s the type of centre forward we’ve been looking for, a different maker that’s young, pacy and clinical with his finishing.”
Brown is expected to arrive in Calgary in February 2019 to begin training, pending the expected approval of appropriate visas/work permits.