Cavalry FC defender Daan Klomp has been named CanPL.ca’s Player of the Week for the fourth matchweek of the 2021 Canadian Premier League season.
The 22-year-old centre-back from the Netherlands has been outstanding in the centre of Cavalry’s defence, helping steer them this past week to 2-1 wins over HFX Wanderers and Forge FC that leave the Cavs third in the league table heading into this weekend.
Klomp played all 90 minutes of both Cavalry’s games this week, and he’s played every minute in all but one of the team’s eight matches so far this season. He ranks in the CPL’s top five players in total passes (639, 2nd), interceptions (19, 3rd), clearances (38, 2nd), and aerial duels won (17, T-4th).
“He can defend, he can play, he runs for 90 plus minutes and he seems to be getting better and better. Massive upside,” said Cavalry coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. after Klomp’s tremendous performance on Thursday against Forge.
Previous CanPL.ca Player of the Week winners:
Week 1 — Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Valour FC
Week 2 — Kyle Bekker, Forge FC
Week 3 — Jonathan Sirois, Valour FC