Valour FC coach Rob Gale joined OneSoccer’s Hangout on Tuesday to discuss his team’s showing at The Island Games, the impact of centre-back Andrew Jean-Baptise, and tease a few players who will be in Winnipeg next season.
Asked about Jean-Baptise’s re-signing, Gale said the Haitian international was a crucial part of their 2020 Canadian Premier League squad.
“We trust him and he feels valued – that’s so important,” Gale said. “There are not many left-footed centre defenders out there.
“When [Jean-Baptise] went out injured against HFX Wanderers… that was a big turning point for us when we lost us. Otherwise, I fancied our chances to advance to the second round.”