Valour Re-Acquires Sirois On Loan From CF Montreal
Canadian Premier League side Valour FC has re-acquired goalkeeper Jonathan Sirois on loan from CF Montreal.
The 20-year-old had been recalled by his parent club last week after the MLS side mutually terminated its contract with Clement Diop while James Pantemis was out due to COVID-19 protocols.
The new loan arrangement still includes a right for CF Montreal to recall the goalkeeper, though Valour FC’s Matt Silva stood tall during Jonathan’s absence: the 30-year-old helped the side see out a big win in the Canadian Championship, with the CPL side having also brought in 17-year-old Jacob Tsai as further backup.
Sirois rode the bench for CF Montreal’s scoreless draw against FC Cincinnati, with Pantemis replacing his spot as the backup-of-choice against the Philadelphia Union a few days later. Sebastian Breza was in net for the duration of both matches.
The 20-year-old loan signing has impressed at the Canadian Premier League level, featuring in eleven matches for Valour FC and leading the league with 46 saves. In the bubbled start of the season, he made six shutouts in a row and earned player of the week honours in the CPL’s third matchweek.
Sirois had joined the side in April alongside fellow CF Montreal loanee Sean Rea, who scored his first professional goal against Atletico Ottawa this weekend. While Valour had also trained with Svyatik Artemenko and Yuba-Rayane Yesli during preseason, the duo landed in League1 Ontario and the PLSQ respectively.
Valour had relied on a CF Montreal loanee to mind the net last year as well, with the Island Games seeing James Pantemis put in an an iron man season for the side before stepping up to the MLS level.
Valour FC has five players on loan in all: Sean Rea, Rodrigo Reyes, Rocco Romeo, Jonathan Sirois, and Jared Ulloa. The club will host FC Edmonton in Canadian Premier League action tomorrow evening.