Jordan Brown Signs For German Side VfR Aalen
English striker Jordan Brown has signed for German fourth division side VfR Aalen, signaling the end of the striker’s history-making time with Cavalry FC.
He began training with the side on Monday, with German press leaking the striker’s imminent arrival.
The former West Ham and Arsenal academy product made history in the Canadian Premier League by becoming Cavalry FC’s first-ever goalscorer and by securing the go-ahead goal for the Alberta-based club’s historic win over MLS opposition.
Brown departs Cavalry FC after having scored 8 goals in 42 appearances, with Cavalry FC head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. stating that it was ‘highly doubtful’ that the striker would return to the Canadian Premier League side next year.
To that end, the English striker’s contract with the Regionalliga Sudwest side runs through to June 2021. It isn’t his first stint in Germany, with the 23-year-old having spent two years with Hannover 96 II following the end of his time with the West Ham academy system.
We wish Jordan Brown all the best with this move to Vfr Aalen. It is the best thing for him as a player to get additional games in the European calendar in a country he has played in before. Jordan scored our first ever goal for us as a club, so his name will go down in the history books with us.Tommy Wheeldon Jr.
Brown mostly played as a central striker during his time with Cavalry FC, though Wheeldon Jr. occasionally opted to play him out on the left wing, too.
The club expects to be without teenage forward Aribim Pepple next season as well, with the youngster currently on trial with English Premier League side Leicester City. Two of the club’s five other forwards (Oliver Minatel and Nico Pasquotti) are recovering from long term injuries, while the potential re-signings of Marcus Haber, Jair Cordova, and Jose Hernandez remain unconfirmed.
Cavalry FC finished top of the regular season table at the Island Games, with Brown contributing three goals in seven appearances to help the side finish top of the regular season for two seasons running. However, both years of the club’s existence saw it falter in the postseason, with Cavalry FC crashing out of the group stage this year as rival side Forge FC hoisted back-to-back championships.
Brown posted a heartful thank you message to the Cavalry FC supporters and his former teammates, suggesting that there’s still plenty of good energy between him and the Canadian Premier League side.