Calgary Herald

Cavalry FC adds Argentine striker Roskopf


Cavalry FC has put out the welcome mat for an Argentine striker.

Matías Roskopf, a former youth internatio­nal striker for Argentina, has signed a multi-year deal with Calgary's soccer side for the 2021 Canadian Premier League season.

“Matias is a fantastic signing for us and fits the profile of the type of centre forward we were looking for,” said Cavalry GM/ head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. “He possesses an excellent touch in how he combines with others, has an eye for the goal and very strong and mobile with the ability to attack crosses or go alone and shoot. Coming through Boca Juniors and the national youth teams of Argentina shows he has exceptiona­l pedigree and still has more to offer.”

Roskopf spent five years of his youth career with Club Atlético Colón in Argentina prior to joining the famed Club Atlético Boca Juniors system in 2012.

In 2018, Roskopf went on loan to the Uruguayan Primera División side Torque, with which he made his profession­al debut. During his season with Torque, Roskopf scored three goals in his 25 games played.

In 2019, Roskopf signed with Liga II side Rapid București (Romania) where he had four goals and two assists in 17 appearance­s. He moved to Apollon Limassol (Cyprus) in early 2020, but with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, he only made one appearance and his contract was mutually terminated.

Roskopf has represente­d the Argentine youth national team from U15 through to U20 including playing in the South American U17 Championsh­ips and the FIFA U17 World Cup in 2015. Furthermor­e, Roskopf was also involved with the senior team in 2015 prior to the 2015 Copa America.

“I'm very excited about this new challenge and committed to work very hard and give my best for the team,” Roskopf said. “Cavalry FC has shown to be one of the top teams of Canada, and I'm thankful to be able to be part of it.

“The whole idea of going to Canada makes me very happy because I've only heard good things about Canadians and their way of living. It is a beautiful country with plenty to see.”

Roskopf is expected to arrive in Calgary March 2021 to begin training pending the expected approval of appropriat­e visas/work permits.

 ?? CPL CHANT PHOTOGRAPH­Y ?? Cavalry FC coach/gm Tommy Wheeldon Jr.
CPL CHANT PHOTOGRAPH­Y Cavalry FC coach/gm Tommy Wheeldon Jr.

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