New player, new coach join Valour FC at training camp

Valour FC had a new player and a new coach on the pitch on Monday.Midfielder Michael Petrasso and technical consultant John Peacock were both at practice for Valour FC as the club entered its third week of training camp.The club announced on Monday that it has signed Petrasso to a one-year contract.Story continues below

Petrasso, 23, has experience playing in both Europe and Major League Soccer. He started his professional career with Toronto FC Academy, where he played two seasons before heading overseas with the Queens Park Rangers. Petrasso spent six years in the Rangers’ organization, but during his time there, he also played with four other European clubs while on loan, appearing with Oldham Athletic, Coventry City, Leyton Orient and Notts County.READ MORE: Valour FC signs homegrown Winnipeg player Ali Musse to multi-year contractHe returned to North America last year to play 14 games for MLS’ Montreal Impact.“It was a good experience for me,” Petrasso said. “And, obviously, the MLS is a big league. I was happy to play there. I played against some big players so that’s obviously good experience. My family came to watch so that was good. But now, it’s just about focusing and get back playing again, and hopefully, we can go out this season and get some results.”WATCH: Raw Michael Petrasso interview