Official: Cavalry Transfers Roloff To FC Koln
As we had reported two days ago, Julian Roloff will be taking his next steps back with FC Koln.
The German goalkeeper spent the last season with Cavalry FC, who have retained a percentage of future sell-on rights while simulteanously freeing up a young international spot ahead of the 2023 CPL season.
Roloff, 21, returns to FC Koln after making only four appearances behind Cavalry number one Marco Carducci. Roloff’s contract with Cavalry was originally set to run through 2023.
The German was brought in by the Alberta-based side last year when they were two goalkeepers down: Marco Carducci was due to miss the start of the campaign after a cancer diagnosis, while Tyson Farago was recovering from a motor vehicle accident before his eventual retirement.
Roloff completed three starts before Carducci recovered and took over the starting spot, with Tommy Wheeldon Jr. only handing Roloff one more match after that in a midseason 3-0 loss to Pacific. He now departs with four appearances for the side, conceding eight goals.
The Grevenbroich native is in familiar territory with FC Koln, having left for Canada after he established himself as a starter for FC Koln II, where he’s made 17 appearances for them in 2021 after spending four years developing with the side.
FC Koln will now have a selection of four goalkeepers to pick from, with Marvin Schwabe, Timo Horn, Matthias Kobbing, and Julian Roloff all on the roster.
Roloff isn’t the only CPL athlete to be making a return to German soil this year, with Tobias Warschewski trialing with Rot-Wiess Essen while Ronan Kratt has begun his loan with Werder Bremen, scoring in his last match.
With Cavalry parting ways with both Bradley Vliet (who landed with Pacific) and Julian Roloff, the club is making room to secure some new international talent ahead of the 2023 CPL season. The Alberta-based side recently added Australian midfielder Jesse Daley to the club roster.
Goalkeeper Marco Carducci signed a new three-year deal with the club last month.
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