A talented striker that has represented his home province of British Columbia, Juan Carlos Marquez joined Whitecaps FC Residency on Sept. 7, 2010, after spending six seasons with Richmond United Metro.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER RESERVE LEAGUE
2012: Marquez made his MLS Reserve League debut as a second-half substitute for Whitecaps FC reserves, as they drew 1-1 at home to Seattle Sounders FC reserves in the season opener on Mar. 26.
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUES PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
2012: The striker had two goals and an assist in Whitecaps FC U-23’s PDL season opener, as Vancouver won 3-0 at home to defending PDL champions Kitsap Pumas on May 4. Those efforts earned Marquez the PDL Player of the Week honour and a spot in the league’s Team of the Week for Week One. He then scored in a 4-0 victory at British Columbia rivals Fraser Valley Mariners FC on June 20. 2011: Marquez made 13 appearances during his first PDL season with Whitecaps FC Residency, as they finished third in the Northwest Division of the PDL’s Western Conference. He scored the Residency team's consolation goal in a 2-1 defeat at North Sound SeaWolves on June 25.
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC RESIDENCY
2010-11: The striker appeared in all six matches of the Residency team’s tour of Mexico in Nov. 2010. This included assists in the 6-1 victory over the U-19/U-20 side of Atotonilco FC on Nov. 12 and the 4-2 win over the U-18 side of Atlas de Guadalajara on Nov. 14. He then scored the first goal during a 2-2 draw with the U-19/U-20 side of Estudiantes Tecos on Nov. 16 and the final goal during the 5-3 victory over Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara (ITESM) on Nov. 20. In Apr. 2011, the striker appeared in all three Bracket C matches in the U-19 Super Group at Dallas Cup XXXII. This included starts in the 3-2 win over Brazil’s Sport Club Corinthians Paulista (Apr. 17, 2011) and the 2-0 defeat to Mexico's Tigres de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (Tigres UANL) (Apr. 18, 2011). He was a second-half substitute during the 2-0 defeat to Real Salt Lake U-17/U-18 Academy (Apr. 20, 2011). Marquez also started the 2-1 friendly win over Costa Rica's Liga Deportiva Alajuelense at Dallas Cup XXXII on Apr. 21, 2011.
U-17: Marquez was included in the Canadian U-17 national team player pool.
Marquez began his soccer career at the age of five with Wesburn Youth Soccer Club in Burnaby, BC. He then played for Duggan Soccer in Edmonton, Alberta, and South Burnaby Metro Club before joining Richmond United Metro for six seasons. The striker was also a member of the British Columbia provincial team from 2007 to 2010.
Born in Burnaby, BC, but raised in nearby Richmond, BC, Marquez also spent some time in Edmonton, Alberta. As a student, he attended Burnaby’s Inman Elementary School and Forest Grove Elementary School before enrolling at John Paul I Catholic Elementary School in Edmonton, Alberta, then Walter Lee Elementary School in Richmond, BC. He has also attended Killarney Secondary School in Vancouver, BC, and Matthew McNair Secondary School in Richmond, BC. His parents are Monica Santander and Juan Carlos Marquez, while he has two sisters named Carla and Angella.
When not concentrating on his soccer career, Marquez enjoys spending time with friends and heading to the beach during the summer months.