FC Edmonton announced on Tuesday afternoon that the club has added goalkeeper Joseph Holliday as a backup for the upcoming CPL season. The 16-year-old Edmonton native has signed a developmental contract, which allows him to train with the team and appear in a maximum of six CPL matches this year. He has travelled with the club to Winnipeg, where they are preparing to begin the CPL season in the month-long stanza of The Kickoff. Holliday has been in the FC Edmonton academy since the age of 12, having previously trained with Goalking Soccer Academy in the local area.
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"Joseph is a very talented young goalkeeper who we are excited to provide an opportunity to be with our professional team,” said FC Edmonton head coach Alan Koch. "Having him with us in the bubble will be a fantastic growth opportunity for him. He has been very impressive in our daily training environment, and we are excited to continue to work with him on his development." The Eddies' other two goalkeepers in training at the moment are Connor James and another newcomer in Darlington Murasiranwa. Edmonton begins its 2021 CPL campaign this weekend at IG Field against Atlético Ottawa (2 pm ET, 1 pm CT on OneSoccer).