Match Preview: vs. Cavalry FC

Match #7

CAVALRY FC (1-4-1) vs VALOUR FC (1-0-5)
When: Sunday, May 26th, 4 p.m. CDT
Where: Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Alberta.
How to watch: OneSoccer is broadcasting all Canadian Premier League games live
Supporters group viewing party: Elephant & Castle, 350 St. Mary Ave.

Valour’s long and winding road to start the season has one more chapter before the club can finally return home. This is the seventh of seven league matches away from home since the curtain lifted on 2024 – eighth including a Canadian Championship match in Ottawa – and Valour has some momentum after last week’s victory over HFX Wanderers in Nova Scotia. That game featured two sensational goals – the first by Diogo Ressureicao, the winner by Jordi Swibel – while Darlington Murasiranwa earned the victory in goal.
After this weekend Valour will be on the new turf at Princess Auto Stadium with their home opener June 2nd vs. Vancouver FC and will see 14 of their final 21 matches played in their own backyard. The home opener is part of a three-match homestand that also includes visits by Atlético Ottawa (June 9) and Pacific FC (June 14th).
3 Facts Cavalry FC:
-Cavalry finished atop the tables a year ago with a stellar 16-7-5 mark, good for 55 points before falling to Forge FC in the championship. They are off to a so-so start – so-so, for them, at least – with one win and four draws against one defeat to start the season. They are coming off consecutive draws, including a 2-2 stalemate with York United last weekend and are unbeaten in five straight.
-Cavalry’s leading scorer is German striker Tobias Warschewski, who has three goals in five matches played this season. Their lineup also features four ex-Valour players in Fraser Aird, Diego Gutiérrez, Ali Musse and William Akio.
-Veteran keeper Marco Carducci has started five league matches for Cavalry and 121 CPL games for the club dating back to 2019.


#27: Raphael Ohin, midfielder: It’s been a long road back for the veteran midfielder and the team’s captain, but he has been green-lighted to return to action today after a pair of devastating knee injuries. His energy and skill – along with his passion and physical play – will give Valour’s midfield a different dimension.

Valour has one win and a draw in eight visits to Calgary and has lost three and drawn once in the last two years. The lone victory came in 2021 in a 4-2 decision which featured goals by Moses Dyer, two by William Akio and a fourth by Keven Aleman.

All-Time: Valour FC vs. Cavalry FC
Overall: (win-draw-loss): 3-4-11
Last meeting: Sept. 30, 2023 — Cavalry FC 2 Valour FC 1