All Whites striker Myer Bevan signs for leading Canadian club

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All Whites striker Myer Bevan has signed with Canadian Premier League side Cavalry FC, his third Canadian club in a career that’s seen him play abroad for most of the past five years.

Announcing the deal, Cavalry general manager/head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr said: “Myer is a dynamic forward that has been on our radar for a while.

“He’s the type of striker that causes the opposition centre backs a nightmare with his pace, clever movement and clinical finishing.

“He’s also not afraid to do the work on the other side of the ball and is relentless with his pressing and creation of opposition turnovers.”

Cavalry finished second in last season’s CPL and reached the semi-final stage of the end-of-season play-off series.

Bevan’s football journey has seen him play in Canada, Sweden (loan to Husqvarna FF), United States (loan to Fresno FC), South Africa as well as New Zealand (Auckland City and Western Springs).

As a teenager, Auckland-born Bevan (24) joined the Nike Academy in England in 2016 and signed for Canadian club Whitecaps a year later. After a season, he transferred to Vancouver Whitecaps, who played in the Major Soccer League.

He then moved to South African Premier League club TS Galaxy in 2020 before heading home for a national league season with Auckland City.

In 2019, he was the ISPS Handa Premiership’s Golden Boot winner, scoring 15 times for Auckland City.

For the national side, Bevan has scored twice in six full internationals, having also represented New Zealand at U-20 and U-23 levels.

He has dual New Zealand-Canadian citizenship, enabling him to fill a domestic player’s spot on the Cavalry’s roster.