Cavalry’s Preseason Preparations Placed In Portland
Canadian Premier League side Cavalry FC has confirmed its long-suspected road trip to Portland for preseason camp.
The perennial title contenders are heading down to Oregon for a ten-day training camp set to take place at the University of Portland, where the team will feature in two matches: one against MLS Next Pro side Tacoma Defiance, the affiliate club of the Seattle sounders, and another against the University of Portland’s NCAA Division team.
Following the stateside road trip they’ll have two more friendly matches in April, when they’ll face Valour (who are also testing themselves against Pacific) and, one week ahead of the 2023 CPL season opening weekend, FC Tigers Vancouver.
The team has already undergone an intra-squad scrimmage in Red Deer, with Tommy Wheeldon Jr. hoping to get the engine’s running hot before the club’s fifth-ever campaign. Cavalry hasn’t always had the hottest starts in CPL pastures, though the club consistently finished as one of the league’s top competitors.
The Alberta-based team isn’t the only CPL club who are going south of the border for preseason, with York United trekking to Houston and the Halifax Wanderers set for a spell in Florida.