Vancouver Whitecaps FC announce 2014-15 Pre-Residency roster

7 players return, 15 new players join from BCSPL

 

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today the club’s 2014-15 Pre-Residency roster.

"We have added to what is already a fantastic group,” said Whitecaps FC Pre-Residency head coach Bart Choufour. “We’re looking forward to supporting and nurturing these young players, but also to challenge them to maximize their full potential. I believe this is going to be a great group."

Seven players return, including Vancouver, BC native Jude Barrow; North Vancouver, BC native Evan Ince; Burnaby, BC native Alessandro Hojabrpour; New Westminster, BC native Nikolas Papakyriakopoulos; Surrey, BC native Travis Selj; and Coquitlam, BC natives Gabriel Escobar and Trevor Schneider.

Fifteen new players enter the program from the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL), including Brandon Bassi and Sahil Dhindsa from Coastal FC; Nikolas White, Brendan Morden, Logan Chung, Jared Carlin, and Tudor Mihaila from Coquitlam Metro-Ford; Isiah Smith from Fraser Valley FC; Nicolas Budisa and Justyn Sandhu from Fusion FC; Tristan Torresan, Devin O’Hea, and Eryk Kobza from Mountain United FC; and Ali Zohar from Surrey United SC.

This year's roster features 13 players who are also products of the BC Soccer Provincial Development Program, including: Bassi, Budisa, Chung, Dhindsa, Kobza, McCall, Mihaila, Morden, O'Hea, Sandhu, Torresan, White, and Zohar.

The Pre-Residency team have kicked off their season, which will consist of a series of friendly matches against older opposition as well as MLS Pre-Academy tournaments.

As part of the Whitecaps FC Residency program, players will be given evolving developmental objectives and will be challenged daily across all four corners of player development (technical, tactical, mental, and physical). Each player will be provided the necessary support and guidance from the club to nurture their talent and maximize their potential.

Status

First Name

Last Name

Position

Hometown

Previous Club

Returning

Jude

Barrow

M

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver United FC

New Invite

Brandon

Bassi

D

Delta, BC

Coastal FC

New Invite

Nicolas

Budisa

M

Vancouver, BC

Surrey United SC

New Invite

Jared

Carlin

F

Coquitlam, BC

Coquitlam Metro-Ford

New Invite

Logan

Chung

M

Port Coquitlam, BC

Coquitlam Metro-Ford

New Invite

Sahil

Dhindsa

F

Surrey, BC

Coastal FC

Returning

Gabriel

Escobar

M/F

Coquitlam, BC

Mountain United FC

Returning

Alessandro

Hojabrpour

M

Burnaby, BC

Coquitlam Metro-Ford

Returning

Evan

Ince

GK

North Vancouver, BC

North Vancouver FC

New Invite

Eryk

Kobza

F

North Vancouver, BC

Mountain United FC

New Invite

Jacob

McCall

GK

Port Moody, BC

Coquitlam Metro-Ford

New Invite

Tudor

Mihaila

M

Maple Ridge, BC

Coquitlam Metro-Ford

New Invite

Brendan

Morden

D

Coquitlam, BC

Coquitlam – Metro Ford

New Invite

Devin

O’Hea

D

North Vancouver, BC

 Mountain United FC

Returning

Nikolas

Papakyriakopoulos

M/D

New Westminster, BC

Coquitlam Metro-Ford

New Invite

Justyn

Sandhu

GK

Richmond, BC

Fusion FC

Returning

Trevor

Schneider

GK

Coquitlam, BC

Coquitlam Metro-Ford

Returning

Travis

Selje

D

Surrey, BC

Surrey United SC

New Invite

Isiah

Smith

F

Maple Ridge, BC

Fraser Valley FC

New Invite

Tristan

Torresan

M

North Vancouver, BC

Mountain United FC

New Invite

Nikolas

White

D

Port Moody, BC

Coquitlam Metro-Ford

New Invite

Ali

Zohar

M

Surrey, BC

Surrey United SC