WINNIPEG, MB., March 18, 2021 – Valour FC today announce that the club has re-signed Canadian goalkeeper Matthew Silva.
Silva, 29, joined Valour FC on June 16th, 2020 after spending the 2019 season with York9 FC.
“We’re delighted to have Matt return,” said Valour FC Head Coach & GM, Rob Gale. “Last year, Matt proved he was a key component behind-the-scenes with his daily work, determination and leadership on and off the field.”
In 2020, Silva served as the backup goalkeeper during The Island Games.
The keeper spent his four-year college career playing for the Le Moyne Dolphins (Syracuse, NY.) In his first season, Silva was named Northeast-10 Conference rookie of the year and earned all-star honours three times as the starting keeper for the Dolphins.
Silva began his professional career at Kaya Futbol Club–Iloilo (United Football League) where he spent the 2015 season, ultimately winning the UFL Championship.
The keeper has also spent time with Swedish clubs Bodens BK (Division 2 Norrland) and Österlens FF (Division 2 Norrland).