Cavalry Adds Goalkeeper Duo Kerr And Holliday
There’ll be two young guns raring to go behind goalkeeper Marco Carducci when Cavalry embarks on the club’s fifth-ever campaign.
Today saw the club confirm that 23-year-old goalkeeper Sterling Kerr will take his first professional steps on a U SPORTS Contract, while former FC Edmonton goalkeeper Joseph Holliday arrives on a developmental deal.
Last season saw Joseph Holliday make his professional debut in the final minutes of FC Edmonton’s last match, a 3-1 home win over Valour FC.
The 18-year-old was proud to represent his hometown side, though the Eddies would formally disband months later after the league failed to buy a buyer for the struggling CPL side.
Each CPL club can only sign one goalkeeper on a developmental permit. If the rules from last year return, Holliday will be able to feature in three matches for the club, at which point he may sign on to a new developmental permit. He also won’t count towards the 23-man roster cap.
Holliday first signed on with the club through a developmental deal in 2021 after progressing through the FC Edmonton Academy system. After working hard this offseason and showing himself against the likes of Alphonso Davies in an Edmonton combine, the 18-year-old now completed an inner-provincial move to Cavalry FC, where he’ll provide depth under league-leading goalkeeper Marco Carducci.
The club is also adding Calgarian goalkeeper Sterling Kerr, a Mount Royal University shotstopper who tallied nine clean sheets in 29 appearances at the university level. Signed to a U SPORTS Deal, he’ll provide a third layer of competition for the number one spot this season.
The Alberta-based side will feature a preseason test against the Tacoma Defiance this weekend.