A late goal by Cavalry FC’s José Escalante secured a 1-0 win over Valour FC at ATCO Field at Spruce Meadows Wednesday night. The Honduran forward slotted home a free kick in the 86th minute that ensured the Calgary club maintains a perfect start to the new Canadian Premier League season.
Cavalry FC sit atop the young Canadian Premier League table with two wins from two matches. For Valour FC Wednesday’s loss was its second out of three played.
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“That’s why we brought (José Escalante) in. He’s an exciting player. He’s one that fans will pay their money to come and watch. He had a good day out there. Credit Valour stopped him as often as they could. He’s got a wand of left foot.” – Tommy Wheeldon Jr., Cavalry FC head coach
“We want to make Spruce Meadows our fortress. Getting two wins from two is a good place to start for us obviously. Defensively, I think, we’ve been solid. It’s what we pride ourselves on. Getting our first clean sheet tonight feels very good. But, now it’s a matter of building off of this.” – Marco Carducci, Cavalry FC goalkeeper
“Should have equalized about a minute later. I loved how we responded to the goal. And Marco (Carducci) robbed his old mate Ali (Musse) couple times today as well with some good saves.” – Rob Gale, Valour FC head coach
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