Valour FC, Winnipeg’s professional soccer franchise, has chosen local midfielder Dylan Carreiro to began shaping its inaugural roster.
Carreiro was selected from York University following the 2018 U SPORTS Men’s Soccer Championship at UBC in Vancouver.
The 23-year-old attended Clifton School and Garden City Collegiate before moving to Toronto where he attends York University. Since 2016, he has played with League1 Ontario side Woodbridge Strikers, making 36 appearances and scoring 12 goals in both league and cup play.
“Dylan is a player that I have a history with as former coach of the Canada U17 and U20 squads, so I know him very well,” said Valour FC head coach and GM Rob Gale.
Valour also selected Lewis White from Cape Breton University in the second round, 13th overall. The Musselburgh, UK defender signed with the Glasgow Rangers in 2013, playing with their development squad.
In the third round, Winnipeg selected midfielder Jack Simpson, also out of Cape Breton, a native of Redding, UK. Simpson spent time in Scotland with both Heart of Midlothian FC and Hamilton Academical FC before coming to Canada in 2017.
“Lewis White comes from a good pedigree with some professional experience under his belt, and Jack Simpson showed very well at the U SPORTS Championship,” Gale added.
“All three exhibit great character and have a lot to offer.”
"We've known each other for so long. I know his characteristics and the qualities he can bring.”
— ValourFC (@ValourFootball) November 13, 2018