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In Pictures: Cavalry FC beat FC Edmonton in “feisty” preseason Al Classico

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Nico Pasquotti and Dominique Malonga scored for Cavalry FC as the Calgary club defeated FC Edmonton 2-0 in a heated preseason match in Calgary Saturday, as the two clubs prepare for the inaugural Canadian Premier League season.

FC Edmonton midfielder Son Yongchan was shown a red card early in the second half, after receiving a second yellow.

But for each clubs’ managers, Saturday’s match was more about the performances than the final score. And both Tommy Wheeldon Jr., of Cavalry FC, and Jeff Paulus, of FC Edmonton, said they were happy with what they saw Saturday.

Check out the images from Saturday’s match below.

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Cavalry FC, FC Edmonton, Calgary, Canadian Premier LEague

Cavalry FC (red shirt) and FC Edmonton (white shirt) play pre-season match at SAIT in Calgary March 30, 2019. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

“(It was) a very good exercise, I think. Today it was a good derby. We knew it would be feisty but I think both sets of groups needed different things from the game. It’s always nice to win, but I think there’s things we can improve on. But when you sum it down, it’s another brick in the wall towards what we want to become.” – Tommy Wheeldon Jr., Cavalry FC head coach and general manager

Cavalry FC, FC Edmonton, Calgary, Canadian Premier LEague

Cavalry FC (red shirt) and FC Edmonton (white shirt) play pre-season match at SAIT in Calgary March 30, 2019. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

“For us it was great, honestly. You know, we’re behind in training and we were able to get some key players 65 minutes today. So, on that aspect it was fantastic.” – Jeff Paulus, FC Edmonton head coach

Cavalry FC, FC Edmonton, Calgary, Canadian Premier LEague

Cavalry FC (red shirt) and FC Edmonton (white shirt) play pre-season match at SAIT in Calgary March 30, 2019. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

“It’s good to have a more competitive match during pre-season. I don’t think anybody’s going to read into it too much. You could tell guys were hungry to win. To get a clean sheet at the end of the day, I think, is big. It shows the work that we’ve been doing in the pre-season.” – Nik Ledgerwood, Cavalry FC midfielder

Cavalry FC, FC Edmonton, Calgary, Canadian Premier LEague

Cavalry FC (red shirt) and FC Edmonton (white shirt) play pre-season match at SAIT in Calgary March 30, 2019. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

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Cavalry FC, FC Edmonton, Calgary, Canadian Premier LEague

Cavalry FC (red shirt) and FC Edmonton (white shirt) play pre-season match at SAIT in Calgary March 30, 2019. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

Cavalry FC, FC Edmonton, Calgary, Canadian Premier LEague

Cavalry FC (red shirt) and FC Edmonton (white shirt) play pre-season match at SAIT in Calgary March 30, 2019. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

Cavalry FC, FC Edmonton, Calgary, Canadian Premier LEague

Cavalry FC (red shirt) and FC Edmonton (white shirt) play pre-season match at SAIT in Calgary March 30, 2019. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

Cavalry FC, FC Edmonton, Calgary, Canadian Premier LEague

Cavalry FC (red shirt) and FC Edmonton (white shirt) play pre-season match at SAIT in Calgary March 30, 2019. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

Cavalry FC, FC Edmonton, Calgary, Canadian Premier LEague

Cavalry FC (red shirt) and FC Edmonton (white shirt) play pre-season match at SAIT in Calgary March 30, 2019. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

Cavalry FC, FC Edmonton, Calgary, Canadian Premier LEague

Cavalry FC (red shirt) and FC Edmonton (white shirt) play pre-season match at SAIT in Calgary March 30, 2019. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

Cavalry FC, FC Edmonton, Calgary, Canadian Premier LEague

Cavalry FC (red shirt) and FC Edmonton (white shirt) play pre-season match at SAIT in Calgary March 30, 2019. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

Cavalry FC, FC Edmonton, Calgary, Canadian Premier LEague

Cavalry FC (red shirt) and FC Edmonton (white shirt) play pre-season match at SAIT in Calgary March 30, 2019. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

Cavalry FC, FC Edmonton, Calgary, Canadian Premier LEague

Cavalry FC (red shirt) and FC Edmonton (white shirt) play pre-season match at SAIT in Calgary March 30, 2019. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

Cavalry FC, FC Edmonton, Calgary, Canadian Premier LEague

Cavalry FC (red shirt) and FC Edmonton (white shirt) play pre-season match at SAIT in Calgary March 30, 2019. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

Cavalry FC, FC Edmonton, Calgary, Canadian Premier LEague

Cavalry FC (red shirt) and FC Edmonton (white shirt) play pre-season match at SAIT in Calgary March 30, 2019. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

Cavalry FC, FC Edmonton, Calgary, Canadian Premier LEague

Cavalry FC (red shirt) and FC Edmonton (white shirt) play pre-season match at SAIT in Calgary March 30, 2019. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

 


The Canadian Premier League is a new professional soccer league set to kick off in April 2019. Cavalry FC is Calgary’s club and will play its home games at Spruce Meadows. Tickets are available for purchase.

 

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Stuart Gradon

Editor of Total Soccer Project | Photographer and Writer | Stuart Gradon is soccer journalist and multimedia professional, having worked at 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. He covers Cavalry FC and Canadian Premier League.

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