Cavalry Inks French-Canadian Defender Bradley Kamdem
Canadian Premier League side Cavalry FC is adding to its defensive options after opening the season with three goals concede in two matches.
The Alberta-based club now adds French-Canadian left-back Bradley Kamdem to its ranks, with the 28-year old arriving on a multi-year deal from Maltese side Valletta FC, where he made 22 appearances across all competitions.
The child of Cameroonian parents, Kamdem was born in Paris but raised in Calgary, where he has previously played for the Calgary Foothills back in the USL League Two days. He had been selected by the Colorado Rapids in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, but earned his first professional minutes with the Rochester Rhinos.
After making some 54 appearances through two seasons in the USL Championship, he made the move to then-Whitecaps feeder club Fresno FC, clocking in another 22 appearances in a squad that also contained the likes of Terran Campbell.
Prior to his most recent stint in Malta, he was somewhat of a USL journeyman, featuring for Saint Louis City FC and Atlanta United 2 after that, though an MLS call-up would elude him. Now, the left-footed left-back is ready for his first professional playing chapter north of the border.
“Bradley is a brilliant addition to our squad. He is a very intelligent defender, with a lovely left foot and outstanding athleticism,”adds Cavalry FC gaffer Tommy Wheeldon Jr. “He has an infectious personality, which his teammates and supporters will quickly grow to appreciate. I’m delighted we could bring him home to Calgary after a very good professional career and myself and our staff look forward to working with him once again.”
One of the more surprising moves of the offseason was Cavalry FC releasing left-back Bradley Vliet, who was quickly scooped up by Pacific FC. The team then tumbled into the offseason without a natural left-back, with Jose Escalante deputizing the position.
Cavalry FC did not disclose the details of Kamdem’s multi-year contract structure.