Calgary, AB (April 10, 2019) – Cavalry FC is pleased to announce the signing of José Escalante (HON) to Cavalry FC inaugural season roster.
Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, José Escalante started his professional football career with Club Deportivo Olimpia (commonly known as Olimpia) in Honduras in 2012. In 2014 Escalante was loaned to Honduras Progresso where he spent two seasons. Escalante traveled north in 2016 where is spent seasons (loans) with Rio Grande Valley FC Toros (commonly known as the Toros) and the Houston Dynamo, in the United Soccer League (USL) Major League Soccer (MLS) respectively.
In 2018 Escalante joined San Antonio FC of the USL before heading back to Honduras to play for first division Juticalpa FC. Escalente was formerly a U20 Honduran International and during his time with the Toro’s in 2016 he played alongside current teammate and goalkeeper Marco Carducci.
“I feel very excited to be in Calgary, a spectacular city that I’m sure my family and I will enjoy. I am also excited for the opportunity to play with Calvary FC, a great club with excellent players and staff. I will for sure learn a lot this year. I’m a very fast player that likes to attack the opponent and anxiously waiting for this new season to start.” Jose Escalante on signing with Cavalry FC.
“Jose excites me in the attacking weaponry he will bring to our team. He is a direct dribbler with excellent pace and a great crosser of the ball. I am confident he will get fans off their seat in anticipation when he picks up the ball in the attacking half. Given Jose has played in North America already through the MLS and USL, shows he will adapt a lot easier than most imports, whilst also being young enough that his best years are still to come”. – Tommy Wheeldon Jr. (Head Coach & General Manager, Cavalry FC).
Escalante is expected to arrive in Calgary April 2019 following training in the Dominican Republic pending the expected approval of appropriate visas/work permits.