cpl match_baji999 cricket bet_Simcoe County Rovers Add Former Cuban Internationals Benitez And Portal.
Midfielder Orlendis Benitez was also one of the Cuban national team members to defect following that Gold Cup match in 2019. Like Portal and Valour full-back Andy Baquero, he found his footing with the Vaughan Azzurri before testing himself at the CPL level, making three appearances for Forge FC last year.
Benitez contributed a healthy return of six goals in 18 appearances during Vaughan’s title-winning campaign last year, scoring against the Rovers at their last meeting.
The Rovers have some replacing to do after several of their inaugural squad earned professional moves following the club’s first season, with Leaford Allen, Aodhan O’Hara, and Kahlil-John Wentworth all earning pro deals elsewhere, while captain Justin Earle also earned preseason trials in the CPL while Shawn-Claud Lawson is trialing in the USL Championship.
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The Barrie-based League1 Ontario side has confirmed a number of core returning players after cracking playoffs in the club’s first year, with Shawn-Claud Lawson, Justin Yard, Ryley Wishart, Ryan Collins, and Justin Earle all named as returning players barring any moves to professional heights.