FC Edmonton and Cavalry FC gave supporters a taste of their future CPL rivalry on Sept. 29, with the first leg of their Al Classico series at Spruce Meadows. The two CPL sides booked a home-and-away tie, featuring two squads of local prospects to give fans and staff a taste of what’s to come in 2019.
The first match ended in a 2-2 draw.
The second leg was set to take place at Clarke Stadium on Oct. 20.
Ledgerwood, who has amassed 50 caps for the Canadian men’s national team, comes to the club following a year with Foothills FC under Wheeldon. The 33-year-old Lethbridge, Alta. native was the most experienced player of the CPL’s first 10 signings, having spent well over a decade in Germany’s top leagues.
Camargo, 25, also spent time with Foothills last season. The Toronto FC product said he had already felt “at home” in Calgary, adding that the club has taken him in “with open arms.”
Cavalry FC selected Carleton striker Gabriel Bitar first overall in the inaugural CPL-U SPORTS Draft. The 5-foot-9 Bitar scored an impressive 16 goals en route to being named U SPORTS Rookie of the Year this season. Cavalry also selected Trinity Western’s fifth-year midfielder Joel Waterman (14th overall) and University of Alberta second-year striker Easton Ongaro (15th overall).