Valour FC has signed Toronto midfielder Michael Petrasso to a one-year contract.
The 23-year-old joins Winnipeg’s pro soccer franchise from the Montreal Impact (MLS) where he has played since January 2018, making 14 appearances for the club.
Petrasso is no stranger to the club’s leadership, having known head coach and general manager Rob Gale since he was only 15.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Michael to Valour FC, he’s a player who has terrific dynamic attacking qualities and has been a key component of every Canadian squad since U-17,” said Gale.
Petrasso began his youth career with the Toronto FC Academy in 2010 where he played for two seasons, helping lead the team to the Professional Development League 2 (U-18) title in his first season. Petrasso then continued his career overseas with Queens Park Rangers FC (English Championship).
“I’ll also be reunited with one of my closest friends, Dylan Carreiro, who I’m excited to play alongside with,” Petrasso said in a statement. “I’m ready to get going with Valour FC and happy to be playing in the CPL.”