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Cavalry FC defender gets call for Canada

Last Updated Nov 8, 2019 at 12:20 pm MST

OTTAWA (660 NEWS) — Calgary’s Dominick Zator has been named to the Canadian men’s national soccer team.

This marks the first call-up for the 25-year-old Cavalry FC defender.

Across all competitions in the inaugural season of the Canadian Premier League, Zator was a key contributor at both ends of the pitch. He suited up in 37 games, scoring three goals, including the winner at B.C. Place this past summer during the Canadian Championship versus the Vancouver Whitecaps, sending Cavalry to the semi-finals. He was also instrumental in the club capturing the 2019 Spring and Fall seasons.

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Zator played for the University of Calgary Dinos from 2012 – 2016 and won the 2016 USL Premier Development League Championship with Calgary Foothills FC.

Canada is visiting the United States next Friday in Orlando as part of Concacaf Nations League action. Canada can advance to the final four of the Nations League with a win or a tie against the U.S.

The Canadians beat the Americans 2-0 Oct. 15 in Toronto — Canada’s first victory against the U.S. since 1985.

Zator follows in the footsteps of Cavs teammate and fellow Calgarian Marco Carducci. The goalkeeper holds the distinction of being the first-ever Canadian Premier League call-up.

– with files from the Canadian Press