A native of Vancouver, BC, Gabriel Escobar first joined Whitecaps FC Residency after previously playing with Mountain United FC.
2015-16: Escobar started 15 of his 24 regular season appearances for Whitecaps FC Residency U-16 in his first year with the club, scoring one goal. In the playoffs, he made one start in three matches played.
2016: Escobar was called up to the Canadian U-17 team four times during the year - an evaluation camp in Burnaby in February, a training camp in the United States in April, and then for the September series in Panama, and the November series in Jamaica. He was a nominee for the Canadian U-17 Player of the Year award. 2015: Escobar participated in the U-18 development camp in October. 2014: Escobar earned his first Canadian national team call-up at 14, participating in a U-15 identification camp in October.
Escobar developed with Mountain United FC prior to joining Whitecaps FC.
Escobar was six years old when he moved from his native El Salvador to Canada.