Argentinian Forward Matias Roskopf Joins Cavalry FC
Alberta-based Canadian Premier League side Cavalry FC has looked outside of Canada’s borders for its next forward: today, the club has announced the signing of Argentinian forward Matias Roskopf.
The 22-year-old striker began his playing career at the youth level with Club Atletico Colon (just like York United’s Mateo Hernandez) before signing on with Boca Juniors, one of the top sides in Argentinian football. His time with the side saw him loaned to Uruguay to play with Torque, where he scored three goals in 25 appearances two years ago.
Last year saw Roskopf move to Romania to sign with newly-promoted side Rapid Bucuresti in the country’s second division, where he contributed four goals and two assists in 17 appearances. Like Ryan Telfer, he made a move to Cyprus in early 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic forced an early stop to his playing time there. After a short stint back in Romania that ended last month, Cavalry FC has now picked up the promising attacker.
Matias is a fantastic signing for us and fits the profile of the type of forward we were looking for. He possesses an excellent touch in how he combines with others, has an eye for the goal and very strong and mobile with the ability to attack crosses or go alone and shoot. Coming through Boca Juniors and the national youth teams of Argentina shows he has exceptional pedigree and still has more to offer.Tommy Wheeldon Jr.
As Cavalry FC head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. mentioned, the Parana-born striker was a member of the Argentina U-17 side at the start of his career, making appearances in both the FIFA U-17 World Cup and the South American U-17 Championship. Now set to play in North America for the first time, Roskopf will be aiming to find some stability in what has been a tumultuous pandemic year.
The whole idea of going to Canada makes me very happy because I’ve only heard good things about Canadians and their way of living. It is a beautiful country with plenty to see.Matias Roskopf
Cavalry FC has secured the majority of its 2021 Canadian Premier League roster, with Matias signing on as the club’s fourteenth rostered player. Tommy Wheeldon Jr. has secured most of the club’s core contingent barring Nico Pasquotti and Oliver Minatel, both of whom are recovering from long-term injuries and have yet to re-sign.
Roskopf is the fourth international signing behind English full-back Tom Field and re-signed internationals Jose Escalante and Richard Luca. Cavalry FC has also added dual national Ahinga Selemani and York United midfield cog Joseph Di Chiara to its ranks this offseason.
Cavalry FC did not disclose the length or financial details of Roskopf’s contract with the side.