Eddies Midfielder Chance Carter Leaves Football Behind
FC Edmonton midfielder Chance Carter is leaving the professional soccer scene behind to pursue other career interests.
The 19-year-old midfielder made his professional debut at last year’s Island Games tournament, appearing in six of the seven matches for the Eddies. Having left a good impression, the Edmonton local re-signed with the club last November, but has now ultimately opted to pursue other career interests instead.
Chance made the decision to retire from playing professional soccer to pursue other career interests. We reached a mutual agreement to part ways. We thank Chance for his time with the Club, and we wish him happiness and success in the future.FC Edmonton Club President Eric Newendorp
Carter was originally brought up into the first team from the academy level by former Eddies gaffer Jeff Paulus. Prior to his time with the academy, he had spent two years in the Whitecaps Residency program and had trained with the first team throughout the Whitecaps’ 2018 and 2019 preseason camps.
The 19-year-old had revealed last year that he was balancing his time on the soccer pitch with his studies to become a dentist, with the youngster having enrolled at MacEwan University with plans to transfer over to the University of Alberta.
The prolonged offseason has seen several Canadian Premier League athletes hang up their boots early to pursue careers elsewhere, with York United iron man Luca Gasparotto now an arborist and former Valour FC Captain Dylan Carreiro having entered player agency.
Former Eddie and Atletico Ottawa player Ajay Khabra had even hung up his boots to pursue further education, but was ultimately enticed by the latter to return as an assistant coach.
While Eddies highlight signing Shamit Shome recently received an engineering degree of his own, fans of the Alberta-based side don’t have to worry about him leaving the game anytime soon: Shome says he’s committed to football until he sees that he’s declining in terms of physicality.
FC Edmonton recently parted ways with Peruvian winger Raul Tito due to visa difficulties. Yesterday saw Alan Koch bring in academy product Joseph Holliday, who joins the side as a third-string goalkeeper on a developmental contract.
The club currently has 21 players rostered for the upcoming season, which will kick off when the Eddies take on Atletico Ottawa this Saturday.
We wish Chance Carter all the best with his career aspirations.