A former member of Toronto FC Academy, striker Jordan Haynes joined Whitecaps FC Residency in 2011 after playing his entire youth soccer career in Ontario.
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2012-13: The Peterborough, Ontario native started 21 of the 30 games he played for Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency, scoring four goals on the season, including one of the five that beat Houston Dynamo by a final score of 5-2 on June 25, 2013. 2011-12: Haynes started 10 of the 14 games he played for Whitecaps FC U-16 Residency, while scoring three goals on the season, including the game winner against San Jose Earthquakes on March 3, 2012 in a 3-0 shutout victory.
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2011: At the start of 2011, Haynes played with Toronto FC Academy U-17 in the Canadian Soccer League (CSL) before moving to British Columbia to join Whitecaps FC Residency.
Haynes started out with Peterborough City in the Central East Soccer League in Ontario in 2005. In 2007, Haynes switched to Whitby Iroquois in the Central Soccer League before heading to Ajax Thunder in the Ontario Youth Soccer League in 2009.
Haynes has represented the Ontario Provincial Team at U-14, U-15 and U-16 levels.
Personal and team achievements include captaining his team in the Danone Nations Cup at U-12, winning the Ontario Cup at U-14 level, and clinching a silver medal in the national championships in both U-14 and U-15.
The Peterborough native made three appearances for Team Canada at the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championships. Haynes scoried a timely goal in the semi-final versus Honduras with one minute remaining in extra time to tie the match at 2-2, sending the game to a penalty shootout; he converted his penalty successfully and Canada went on to win the shootout 4-2 and were crowned third place. In 2012 Haynes was called up to the Canadian U-17 men’s national team. In 2011, the Ontario native was called up to Canada’s U-15 men’s national team.
Haynes’ favourite team is Arsenal and his favourite players are Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott. His dream stadium to play at is Emirates Stadium. Haynes joined Whitecaps FC because “they are the best team in Canada” and his pre-game ritual consists of praying and getting ready the same way every time. When it comes to food, Haynes favourite dish is pasta al forno.