Matchday Report | vs Cavalry FC | June 15, 2022

Match #10


VALOUR FC (2-4-3) vs. CAVALRY FC (5-2-2)

When: Wednesday, June 15, 7 p.m. CT

Where: IG Field, Winnipeg

How to watch: OneSoccer is broadcasting all CPL games live


Valour hopes to get back in the win column after posting two draws and suffering two losses in its last four matches. They’ll be facing the buzz-saw that is Cavalry FC, the CPL’s hottest club after going unbeaten in their last six matches with five wins and a draw.

The home side will be without centre back Andrew Jean-Baptiste, who is currently with the Haitian national team and midfielder Matthew Catavolo, currently with Canada’s U-20 side. But they do get forward Moses Dyer and midfielder Alex Riggi back from injury.

Wednesday’s meeting with Cavalry closes out a three-match homestand for Valour, with the club then heading to southern Ontario to face York United FC on June 26th and then Forge FC in Hamilton on June 29th.


Valour GM and head coach Phillip Dos Santos on Cavalry:

“It’s a good team, a team that has found their stability and doesn’t concede a lot. They find ways to score in multiple forms and are dangerous on set plays. They’re an experienced team and we have to be aware of that and have to play a solid game.

“I know our team and every time we play against teams that are ahead of us in the standings or have been historically references in the league we tend to show up. Don’t ask me why, and that bothers me. It’s something we’re trying to figure out. But it means I’m not concerned about the mindset of our team coming into a game like that. I know we’ll be good.”


#2 Andy Baquero, D: A consistent presence at fullback, the Cuban international is clever with the ball and rarely makes mistakes in his decision making.


In Calvary’s six-game unbeaten streak they have outscored their opponents 11-3, those results coming in 1-nil wins over HFX and York, a 2-1 victory over Valour, a 2-2 draw with Wanderers, and 3-nil and 2-nil wins over Edmonton and Pacific.

All-Time: Valour FC vs. Cavalry FC

Overall: (win-draw-loss): 1-3-7

May 8, 2019, ATCO Field: Cavalry FC 1 Valour FC 0

July 27, 2019, IG Field: Valour FC 1 Cavalry FC 1

September 2, 2019, IG Field: Valour FC 0 Cavalry FC 8

October 2, 2019, ATCO Field: Cavalry 4 Valour FC 1

August 16, 2020: Island Games, PEI: Valour FC 0 Cavalry FC 2

August 8, 2021, ATCO Field: Cavalry FC 1 Valour FC 0

September 4, 2021, IG Field: Valour FC 0 Cavalry FC 1

September 18, 2021, IG Field: Valour FC 1 Cavalry FC 1

October 5, 2021, IG Field: Valour FC 0 Cavalry FC 0

October 30, 2021, ATCO Field: Cavalry 2 Valour FC 4

May 21, 2022, ATCO Field: Cavalry 2 Valour FC 1