Defender Joel Waterman is the first-ever player from the Canadian Premier League (CPL) to change leagues on a permanent transfer according to official press release.
The CPL player signed with the Montreal Impact FC of Major League Soccer (MLS). The amount was undisclosed.
Waterman played for Cavalry FC and he was 2018 CPL-U SPORTS draft picks.
In 2019, Waterman played 1900 minutes with his previous team, scoring a goal and three assists over 25 games for the Canadian Premier League and Canadian Championship Games.
Cavalry FC coach manager Tommy Wheeldon Jr. shows to be happy for Waterman.
“Joel is fully deserving of the attention he got after the high level of performances he displayed this year for us […], showing class and consistency in abundance,” said Wheeldon Jr. in the press release. “As a club, we wish him all the best in his future and thank him for being one of the historic first Cavalry FC players in our history.”
According to the press release, Waterman leaves the Cavalry FC optimistic.
“My time at Cavalry was very special to me […],” said Waterman. “I wish nothing but the best for the club in the future years to come”.