Student-Athletes Kaiser And Rogers Depart Cavalry FC
With the fall academic semester fast approaching, Canadian Premier League side Cavalry FC has confirmed that defender Markus Kaiser and forward Skyler Rogers have left the club to return to their respective universities.
Markus Kaiser arrived a second round draft pick who came in as a fill-in after Fraser Aird suffered an ACL injury, and was largely utilized as a late game substitute. He accumulated 69 apperances through six appearances with Cavalry FC, and now returns to the University of British Columbia.
The club has retained his rights for next year, which means he won’t need to enter the CPL-U SPORTS Draft to re-sign on a similiar deal with Cavalry in 2023.
18-year-old midfielder Skyler Rogers was signed after Joseph Di Chiara was confirmed to have a long-term injury, and similarly made three short appearances from the bench for a total of 25 minutes played.
Rogers now joins Mount Royal University on a U SPORTS scholarship, with no mention being made of any rights retention for the following season.
The CPL requires that each team has three domestic U-21 players on the squad roster, with Cavalry now one player short after the departures of the above duo and the respective sales of Victor Loturi and Aribim Pepple.
The club recently inked young winger Goteh Ntignee to a full contract to help fill in, while CF Montreal prospect Jean-Aniel Assi remains for the duration of the campaign.
Cavalry FC currently rests third in league standings, on course to experience postseason action for the fourth consecutive year.