Captain Kyle Bekker, who led Forge FC to back-to-back Canadian Premier League titles, has re-signed with the Hamilton group.
The Canadian worldwide midfielder was named the CPL’s most respected participant final yr after main the league in appearances (tied with 11) and minutes performed by an attacking participant (879). The 30-year-old native of Oakville, Ont., who had three objectives and one help within the league’s truncated 2020 season, was additionally a finalist for MVP honours in 2019.
“We’re extraordinarily pleased to have our captain signal his new contract and decide to our membership for the foreseeable future,” Costa Smyrniotis, Forge’s director of soccer, mentioned in a press release. “Kyle has been such a precious chief for our membership since day one, each on the sphere and locally. We look ahead to continued success collectively in Hamilton.”
Bekker performed in Main League Soccer from 2013-16 with Toronto FC, FC Dallas and Montreal. He then suited up for North Carolina FC within the United Soccer League and the San Francisco Deltas within the North American Soccer League.
Bekker, who has gained 18 caps for Canada, got here up by the Sigma FC youth program in Mississauga, Ont., underneath present Forge head coach Bobby Smyrniotis, Costa’s brother. He performed collegiate soccer at Boston School.