Cavalry Secures Return Of Record Goalscorers Camargo, Mason
It’s been quite a good week for Cavalry’s goalscoring chances ahead of the 2023 CPL Season.
It was just two days ago when the club announced that both Ali Musse and Myer Bevan would be returning, with today now confirming that both Sergio Camargo and Joe Mason have extended their contracts.
The duo were the biggest question marks left on the Cavalry roster rebuild, with Camargo inking a new two-year deal and Joe Mason’s club option for 2023 being activated.
Midfielder Sergio Camargo, 28, is a club original who has proven to be a consistent performer who previously led the club in goals scored with fifteen (surpassed only by Mason), while also providing seven assists throughout 69 appearances over the last four years.
While the midfielder has struggled with intermittent injuries – he missed both the start and end of last season – a healthy Camargo is something that any CPL opposition will fear, and his return is a great boost to the Alberta-based side.
The TFC Academy product had inked a homegrown player contract with Toront oFC back in 2017, though he only suited up TFC II in the USL Championship. He’d joined Tommy Wheeldon Jr. at the Calgary Foothills for their PDL-winning campaign ahead of the CPL’s launch.
English Championship veteran Joe Mason will return for a third year in Alberta, with the 31-year-old proving a ruthless and clinical finisher at the CPL level. He’s scored sixteen goals through 38 appearances with the side thus far, and is described as a key focal point for the Cavalry attack.
The Plymouth-born forward has made 185 appearances in the English second tier for the likes of Cardiff City, Bolton Wanderers, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Burton Albion. Prior to landing with MK Dons in League One in 2019, he also had a loan spell with Major League Soccer side Colorado Rapids in 2018, and a short stop in Portsmouth after that.
“Both Sergio and Joe give us excellent attacking depth and quality,” adds Tommy Wheeldon Jr, “At one point or another, they have both led our club in goal scoring and I know that they are eager to add more this coming season. Aside from their quality on the pitch, they are both terrific competitors and great characters in the locker room and within the community.”
The return of Sergio Camargo and Joe Mason brings the Cavalry roster count up to seventeen players, fourteen of whom are staying on from the previous campaign. New faces include Ethan Beckford, Shamit Shome, and Jesse Daley.