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York United FC Signs Defender Dominick Zator

February 1, 2021 - Canadian Premier League (CPL) - York United FC News Release

Defender Dominick Zator with Cavalry FC
Defender Dominick Zator with Cavalry FC
(York United FC, Credit: Canadian Premier League/Chant Photography)

Toronto, ON - York United Football Club is thrilled to announce the signing of Canadian defender Dominick Zator on a two-year deal.

Widely acknowledged as one of the finest centre-backs in the Canadian Premier League, the 26-year-old - a native of Calgary - spent the last two seasons with his hometown side Cavalry FC. Racking up 47 appearances and over 4000 minutes, his consistently impressive performances also ensured a call-up to the Canadian senior squad in late-2019.

In what's been a busy off-season recruitment drive for the organization, Zator joins Chrisnovic N'sa and Ryan Lindsay as the new defensive arrivals.

"I think Dom is a phenomenal addition to the roster and we are delighted to welcome him to the club," says Angus McNab, York United's CEO/President & GM.

"He's really been a stand-out performer in the league and I honestly feel we are all very fortunate that he's chosen to continue his career here at York United."

McNab believes the club offers Zator the perfect environment to harness his international objectives.

"I want to see as many squad members as possible involved in the international game. Dom has had a taste with Canada before but is still to get his first cap. It's our job as a club to provide the opportunity, environment and consistency that players need to perform. If Dom performs then opportunity will come his way."

For Zator, it just made sense: the team, the timing and, most importantly, how much the club wanted him.

"I was speaking with Angus and there was a plan set forth for me," he says.

"It's always exciting to be part of something new and I'm looking forward to it. With the rebrand, it looks great. It was the right move at the right time in my career to take that next step. It's about seeing if you can adapt to new changes and if you can succeed in a different environment and having those conversations with Angus resonated with me. I'm excited to be part of the York United family."

"In the end I'm following my heart. I believe this is the right move and I'm ready to give everything I have for York United."

With former captain Luca Gasparotto announcing his retirement late last year, it left a substantial defensive hole. But McNab is excited by the recent signings and the depth that now exists within the squad.

"Replacing someone like Luca, who has been the ultimate Iron Man at this club and played every minute of our professional existence, is a very difficult challenge," he admits.

"But I think the additions of the N'Sa brothers, Ryan Lindsay and Dom are massive and with Abzi and Rog back with the squad we have a great group. Jordan Wilson has also played centre back quite a bit so offers us cover there too."

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Defender Dominick Zator with Cavalry FC
Defender Dominick Zator with Cavalry FC

(Canadian Premier League/Chant Photography)
Defender Dominick Zator with Cavalry FC
Defender Dominick Zator with Cavalry FC

(Canadian Premier League/Chant Photography)

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