Wheeldon Jr.: Cavalry nearing deal for ‘exciting’ Central American

While fellow western CPL clubs Pacific FC and FC Edmonton deserted their training grounds this weekend to build character and familiarity in the great outdoors, Cavalry FC brass opened camp in the Stampede City with one eye on Central America.

Cavs coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. checked in with Sportsnet 960 The Fan on Friday to update Calgarians as the first week of CPL preseason camp wrapped league-wide.

“We’re about (four) pieces away from being a complete puzzle,” Wheeldon Jr. told The Fan.

Cavalry FC currently has 17 players under contract, including four internationals — a number that’s expected to increase in the coming weeks.

“One of the pieces we’re working on is a very exciting winger from a Central American country, a left winger we’ve been after and we’re quite excited with him,” Wheeldon Jr. continued, adding the club has agreed to terms with the player.

The club is anticipating having the player on-boarded by the time Cavalry FC continues its preseason in the Dominican Rep. next month.

In continuing to comment on the current state of his roster, Wheeldon Jr. submitted he’s also encouraged by another recent addition: Mason Trafford.

“I don’t see a better defender (in a current CPL roster),” he told SN 960.


Listen to the entire interview here.