Cavalry FC Adds Foothills Youngster Max Piepgrass
Canadian Premier League side Cavalry FC has announced that it has signed a local Foothills teenager to a developmental contract for the 2021 CPL season.
The Alberta-based side revealed the official arrival of 17-year-old Max Piepgrass today, with the centre midfielder taking a big step up from the Canadian Premier League side’s feeder club, the Calgary Foothills.
While Cavalry FC is only in its third year, the CPL side has included several former Foothills Academy products in its roster: the likes of Dominick Zator and Aribim Pepple developed with the Foothills, along with current squad members Elijah Adekugbe, Victor Loturi, and Daniel Kaiser.
The Foothills also once housed players like Owen Hargreaves, Kevin McKenna, and new Turkish Super Lig arrival Sam Adekugbe. Now, Max Piepgrass can count himself amongst the many Foothills products who the club helped up to a professional opportunity.
Max is a terrific young player that is technically proficient and plays with very good game intelligence. He also displays that edge you need to make the step from youth to pro. Now this gives him the chance to experience being in the professional environment, CPL’s ethos into establishing that pathway for young Canadians.Tommy Wheeldon Jr.
Piepgrass was officially added to the club’s training squad ahead of The Island Games last year, with the 2004-born centre midfielder noting that it had been a goal of his to play at the CPL level – which he’ll now have the opportunity to do.
League rivals Forge FC recently signed a few teenage youngsters of their own, with the Canadian Premier League itself evidently now including some roster flexibility when it comes to developmental signings.
The Alberta-based side currently finds itself fourth in league stands after nine matches played, with the club due to kick off its second-ever Canadian Championship campaign with an Al Classico in two week’s time.