All White Myer Bevan has signed an extended contract keeping the striker at Canadian Premier League side Cavalry FC for two years with an option to extend into 2025.
The 25-year-old striker, who last played for New Zealand in 2017, joined Cavalry last year from Auckland City.
Announcing the new deal, Cavalry FC said:
“Myer Bevan showed some clinical goal-scoring instincts in his 2022 debut season for the club.
“The New Zealand native scored six goals in 14 appearances last season, including tying the Golden Boot winners (Sunusi Ibrahim and Brian White) in the Canadian Championship with three goals.
“His highlight reel goal against his former club Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the Canadian Championship on May 22, 2022, will be one of his most memorable to date.”
Cavalry FC Head Coach and General Manager, Tommy Wheeldon Jr. said:
“Myer is a true goal scorer in that he can score any type of goal, whilst also being a great teammate that works for the team.”
Main photo: Myer Bevan … two-year extension to Cavalry FC contract. Credit: Cavalry FC.
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 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.