VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today the acquisition of Tiago Ulisses - pending receipt of his Visa. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“Tiago is a young and promising holding midfielder. He is strong on the ball and a solid tackler,” said Whitecaps FC head coach Martin Rennie. “The addition of Tiago offers us more depth in midfield and a player that we feel will do well in Major League Soccer.”
Whitecaps FC midfielder Tiago Ulisses
- Fifteen league appearances for Botafogo Futebol Clube in the 2012 Brazilian Série A1
- Scored one goal in 11 appearances for Esporte Clube Noroeste in the 2011 Brazilian Série A2
- Spent seven years with Brazilian giants Sport Club Corinthians Paulista
Ulisses, 23, comes to Whitecaps FC after making 15 appearances in 2012 for Botafogo Futebol Clube, who play in Série A1 of the Campeonato Paulista, which is the top division in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. In 2011, Ulisses scored one goal in 11 appearances for Esporte Clube Noroeste in the second-tier Campeonato Paulista Série A2.
The native of São Paulo, Brazil, Ulisses spent seven years as an academy player with Brazilian giants Sport Club Corinthians Paulista from 2001 to 2008.
Pronunciation: tee-ah-goh you-lihs-seez
Born: May 9, 1989, in São Paulo, Brazil
Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil
Last Club: Botafogo Futebol Clube (Brazilian Campeonato Paulista)
How Acquired: Acquired on August 3, 2012
Whitecaps FC (MLS RS 9W-7L-7D) are back on Bell Pitch at BC Place on Saturday, August 11, when they host Real Salt Lake (MLS RS 13W-7L-3D) in an important Western Conference match - TV: Sportsnet Pacific, RADIO: TEAM 1410 - teamradio.ca, MOBILE: bell.ca/mobiletv. For information on match tickets, visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets or call 604.669.9283.