Canadian Premier League clubs are slowly beginning to return to training for the 2021 season – and their CPL-U SPORTS Draft picks are joining suit.
All 16 draftees from this past January’s 2021 CPL-U SPORTS Draft are be invited to their club’s pre-season training camp ahead of the 2021 CPL campaign.
Drafted players can sign a U SPORTS Developmental Contract, which allows players to retain their eligibility and return to school in the fall.
First overall pick Thomas Gardner was, aptly, the first 2021 selection to land a contract in the CPL, joining FC Edmonton on a developmental deal last month.
Who from Canada’s universities will join him? Let’s look at the contenders.