Valour Captain Diego Gutierrez Comes To Cavalry
Eagle-eyed Northern Tribune readers enjoyed a tip-off that Diego Gutierrez was set for Cavalry two weeks ago, with the reigning regular season champions confirming the move today.
The 26-year-old midfielder comes to Spruce Meadows after proving himself to be a standout in Winnipeg, where he was a key player and standout leader with Valour. The energetic midfielder tallied four goals in 26 appearance as the side’s frequent captain this year, establishing himself as a crucial midfield cog since arriving from AC Barnechea two seasons ago.
His second stint with Valour saw him depart as club’s all-time appearance leader with 82, with Gutierrez having turned down a ‘significant financial offer’ from Valour to join Cavalry instead.
“We felt we needed another high-quality midfield player to add a different dimension to our squad and give us depth centrally,” explained Cavalry head coach and general manager Tommy Wheeldon Jr, who says that Gutierrez fits the profile.
“He is an intelligent all-phases midfielder that is excellent both sides of the ball, with an exceptional range of passing. He is also a player that can fit in all three roles within the midfield, which is rare and highly beneficial for us.”
The former Canada U-20 international looks to be quite a strong pickup for Cavalry, who will offer him a chance of continental action – something we’re told was a big draw for the 26-year-old.
“I’m very happy to be joining Cavalry FC,” added Gutierrez. “The club has performed very well over the past five years with their success. I can’t wait to play on ATCO Field and celebrate with the fans in Calgary.”
The club confirmed that Diego Gutierrez has signed a two-year deal that includes a club option for 2026.