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Former AYSC Player Joel Waterman Earns CANMNT Invite

From The Province:

[Montreal] Club de Foot centre-back Joel Waterman… [is] still the same USports all-star who helped Trinity Western to a Canada West silver in 2018. He’s still the same player who suited up for the TSS Rovers that same year, and the one who was a force in the Calgary Foothills’ 2018 Premier Development League title win. The Aldergrove native, who turns 25 on Sunday, is still the same guy who became the first Canadian Premier League player to be sold to an MLS side. Intrinsically, he’s the same player. He’s just evolved.

“I’m always going to keep my same attributes; the passing, the vision, things of that nature. I’ve kind of stayed the same player as I was a couple years ago,” said the 6-foot-2 defender.

“He’s the same player, because he has the same confidence in terms of his ability on the ball, his ability to make line-breaking passes, his capacity physicality to step in or challenge,” said Tommy Wheeldon Jr., who coached Waterman with Foothills, and then brought him on-board with the CPL’s Cavalry FC.

“What’s changed, is his speed of play. He’s got the ability, I think it’s just the speed of play now that has got sharper.”

His evolution has been as rapid as his ascent. It was just two seasons ago that he was playing USports soccer, and now he’s a starter with Montreal and got his first call-up to the [Canadian] men’s national team. …

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