Esprit Extends York United Stay To End Of Season
Canadian Premier League side York United has confirmed that U SPORTS draft pick Trivine Esprit has signed a contract to keep him at YLS for the rest of the season.
The 21-year-old had signed had put pen to paper on a U SPORTS deal less than a month ago, and has made four appearances for a Nine Stripes side in desperate need of domestic U-21 minutes in the time since.
“Trivine has taken every opportunity placed in front of him and we are happy for him to be with us to the end of the season,” stated Club President Angus McNab, who described Trivine as a player with a fantastic worth ethic and room for development.
The Nine Stripes had recruited Trivine in the second round of the 2023 CPL-U SPORTS Draft, where he had impressed for both the Ridgebacks and in League1 Ontario, seeing action with expansion side Simcoe County Rovers with a spell at Unionville Milliken SC following.
Esprit had also featured in seven League1 Ontario matches for Darby FC this year prior to signing on with York United, with his U SPORTS deal having been set to expire on August 15.
The club finds itself in dire need of domestic U-21 minutes if it’s to reach the league-mandated total of 2,000 of them by season’s end. Needing just over 140 minutes per match, one imagines that Esprit – along with newcomer Carson Buschman-Dormond – will get their opportunities on the pitch.
The club was also bolstered by the return of defender Noah Abateneh, with Theo Afework expected to break into the run of things as well. Goalkeeper Eleias Himaras has been out for the last two matches, with youngster Michael Williams riding the bench in his stead.
Martin Nash’s York United side dropped out of a playoff position following the weekend’s loss to Halifax, with the club resting in sixth place -though one win could restore them into a postseason position as the final quarter of the season approaches.
Trivine becomes the second U SPORTS product to extend his stay on a pro deal through to the end of the season this week, with Halifax signing Aiden Rushenas to a similar deal last night.