Cavalry FC added some defensive depth on Wednesday with the announcement they have signed Robert Boskovic from TFC II on a season-long loan. Boskovic, a 21-year-old native of Mississauga, Ont., played university soccer for the Ryerson Rams and was named U SPORTS Rookie of the Year in 2016. He made 25 appearances in three seasons for TFC II in the USL, making his debut in 2015, after playing with the Toronto FC Academy in League1 Ontario. RELATED READING: CPL pre-season roster tracker: How each team is shaping up This is the second major loan for Boskovic, who made nine USL appearances for the Ottawa Fury last year after being loaned out by TFC II. "Robert is a great defensive addition to our group, adding cover and competition to the left side of our defence. What excites me is that he is another young Canadian with a big upside," Cavalry coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. said. "At only 21 years old, he has already banked 60+ professional appearances and still has a massive ceiling to grow further as a player, (and) we hope our club is the perfect environment for that." This is an important pickup for Cavalry, who this off-season lost centre back Joel Waterman (now with the Montreal Impact) and their top under-21 star Malyk Hamilton (Atlético Ottawa). The signing of Boskovic gives the Cavs some added defensive depth and will help them reach the 1000-minute quota for under-21 players this coming season. Cavalry opens the 2020 CPL campaign away to Forge FC on April 11 and FC Edmonton on April 18. Its home opener is April 25 versus York9 FC.
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