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Galway United Releases Dylan Sacramento

By on July 26, 2020 0 2234 Views

Former Valour FC midfielder Dylan Sacramento has officially been released by Irish First Division side Galway United.

In speaking with Northern Tribune, the former Canadian youth international says that a return to Europe didn’t seem feasible during the present time, stating that his transition away from Galway United was solely his decision.

The 25-year-old had been part of the inaugural Valour FC squad before being granted an early leave to rehabilitate in New Zealand. He opted to make his stay overseas more of a permanent move a few months later, officially signing for Irish side Galway United in early January.


Sacramento had already returned to Winnipeg prior to the announcement. At the present, the free agent has been kept busy with his own coaching academy while also putting a strong focus into an athletic sock business, explaining that he’s decided to focus on those ventures for the foreseeable future.

Speaking to OneSoccer back in April, the former 2018 League1 Ontario MVP had made it no secret that he’d love to jump back into CPL action one day:

I love what the CPL is doing. I love what it stands for, to have this platform as a Canadian player, it’s massive. I 100% support the league through everything, so yeah, I’d love to be part of it again as it continues to grow.

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When asked by Asa Rehman if he’d be interested in rejoining Valour FC, Sacramento said that one never knew and that he’d love to play at home. Sacramento is perhaps more well-known in Ontario, where he won a championship with the Toronto FC Academy in 2014 and won League1 Ontario with the Vaughan Azzurri in 2018.

Before he joined the Valour FC squad last year, Sacramento had a pre-existing connection with club gaffer Rob Gale, who coached the Canada U-18 squad when Sacramento was there. At the moment he states that he hasn’t pushed for a move anywhere, and hasn’t spoken with any Canadian clubs so far.


Most of the inaugural Valour FC squad have parted ways with the club, with Gale admitting that there are a few players that he simply wouldn’t invite back. The Winnipeg-based CPL side has undergone a significant roster rebuild in the time since, with Gale heavily utilizing his allowed international transfers and bringing in some high pedigree domestic talent like Fraser Aird, Brett Levis, and Montreal Impact loanee James Pantemis.

While Sacramento says that a CPL return for the next season is something that he’d be open to, the 25-year-old already has a fair bit on his plate with his own entrepreneurial ventures. Still, the fact that he’s already returned to Canada and wouldn’t need to self-isolate may make him an attractive option for CPL sides looking to flesh out their rosters with domestic signings ahead of the as-yet-unannounced 2020 Canadian Premier League season.

Source: Galway United

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