York United loan Lisandro Cabrera to Atlético Pantoja in the Dominican Republic – Canadian Premier League
York United FC have sent new striker Lisandro Cabrera on short-term loan to Atlético Pantoja in the Dominican Republic, the club announced on Thursday.
Cabrera, a 23-year-old Argentinian, joins Pantoja ahead of his Concacaf Champions League round of 16 against Mexican giants Monterrey next month.
“It’s very simple and the decision makes sense to all parties,” York United FC CEO and Chairman Angus McNab said in a press release.
“Lisandro is very keen on playing games, Atlético Pantoja have key games on the horizon in the Concacaf Champions League and we want to make sure that all players enter our environment in the best possible condition and form. challenge against Monterrey will be huge and a great opportunity for Lisandro and York United to be presented to a large audience in Mexico who will watch this game.
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Cabrera signed with York last November from Argentinian giants Newell’s Old Boys, after joining the club in 2018. He has played five games in total for Newell’s, having also spent time on loan for the past two years at top Colombian sides. Cucúta Deportivo and Patriotas, and Argentina’s second level team Gimnasia y Esgrima.
Pantoja qualified for the Champions League after finishing first in the 2020 Caribbean Club Championship and defeating Haitian team Arcahaie FC and Jamaican club Portmore United.
York has 23 confirmed players for the 2021 season. Cabrera is one of seven internationals, the maximum amount allowed on a CPL roster.