CF Montreal Recalls Jonathan Sirois From Valour
CF Montreal has recalled 20-year-old goalkeeper Jonathan Sirois from Valour FC, where he had established himself as the CPL side’s de facto first choice.
The Canadian goalkeeper had made eleven of thirteen possible starts for the Winnipeg-based Canadian Premier League club, where he procured six shutouts and a league-leading 46 saves. He earned a player of the week nod in this season’s third matchweek.
He had joined the side on what was expected to be a season-long loan from CF Montreal alongside Sean Rea this April.
Veteran goalkeeper Matt Silva will now now be taking the reigns at Valour, who will need a new number two. While Svyatik Artemenko and Yuba-Rayane Yesli spent their preseasons with the team, they now find themselves in League1 Ontario and the PLSQ respectively.
Valour had relied on a CF Montreal loan last season as well, with James Pantemis impressing between the sticks throughout an iron man season in the CPL before he stepped up well to the MLS level. He last appeared for the side on August 5, but has been out of the lineup ever since being placed on COVID-19 protocols a few days later.
CF Montreal needed another goalkeeper following Clement Diop’s request to mutually terminate his contract with the side. The two parties officially went their separate ways this afternoon.
Sirois had initially signed with CF Montreal last March after spending five years with the MLS side’s academy. Before that, he came through the ranks at St. Hubert.
Valour FC had found itself top of the table inside of the bubble, but suffered three losses and a draw away from home following its conclusion. Yesterday saw Pacific FC spoil the return to Winnipeg with a 2-0 victory last night at IG Field, in what was unknowingly Jonathan’s last appearance for Valour.
The CPL side has four other players in on loan: Sean Rea, Jared Ulloa, Rodrigo Reyes, and Rocco Romeo.