Warschewski Winds Way Back To CPL
The reigning Canadian Premier League regular season champions are adding to their firepower from a surprising source: former FC Edmonton and York United striker Tobias Warschewski.
The German striker has signed a one-year deal with Cavalry FC that includes a two-year club option, giving the Dortmund-born striker a third opportunity to make it stick in Canada’s top flight.
The former German youth international took his first CPL steps with FC Edmonton back in 2021, where he tallied four goals and a league-leading nine assists for Cavalry’s rivals. The following season saw York United sign him and loan him back to FC Edmonton, where he tallied seven goals and five assists in 23 matches.
It was a bit of a shock when he was then let go following his individually second successful campaign in the league, after which he impressed on trial with German third division side Rot-Wiess Essen but ultimately went without contract last year. Still, he looks like an intriguing pick-up for a team who have a few options up top.
“Tobi is a great addition to our team,” says head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr, who has made successful picks on former Eddies players before. “He’s a versatile forward that can play centrally, wide, or drop into the number ten role. His type of profile is rare and allows us to continue to be flexible with our tactical approach to games.”
Cavalry already brought in Australian forward Lleyton Brooks ahead of the 2024 CPL season, so Warschewski won’t be the only international asked to procure goals at Spruce Meadows this year.
Warschewski began his professional career with third division side Preussen Munster, where he broke into the first team and ultimately went on to score ten goals across 51 appearances for them. Some hot form in the German lower leagues saw him pick up interest from higher division sides, with the youngster even getting a call-up for the German U-19 team. At perhaps the height of his career, he then scored against England in the group stage of the European Championship.
“I’m very excited to be returning to Canada and playing with Cavalry FC,” said Tobias himself. “I enjoyed my previous time in the CPL and knew I wanted to return as soon as the opportunity came. Cavalry is very successful, and I can’t wait to join the squad and contribute to this club.”
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