Kianz Froese

19
Midfielder
  • 04.16.1996
  • Brunkild, MB
  • Whitecaps FC U-23
 

PROFILE
A talented and athletic midfielder, Kianz Froese joined Whitecaps FC Residency in 2012 after a training stint with FC Edmonton, making the move from his hometown of Brunkild, Manitoba. 

AMWAY CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
2014: At the age of 18, Froese made his professional debut with Whitecaps FC on May 7, 2014, starting and playing 77 minutes in the first leg of the Amway Canadian Championship semifinal series against Toronto FC.

UNITED SOCCER LEAGUES PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
2014: Started six of his seven appearances for Whitecaps FC U-23, scoring four goals on the season. The talented midfielder saved his best for last, scoring two goals and recording one assist in a 7-2 playoff win over British Columbia rivals Victoria Highlanders FC on July 16, 2014. 2012: Started four of his eight appearances in his first season with Whitecaps FC U-23. Scored on his debut after subbing on against Victoria Highlanders FC on June 9, 2012.

UNITED STATES SOCCER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
2013-14: Started 21 of his 22 appearances and finished second on the U-18 team with 12 goals on the season. Scored for the U-18 'Caps in their 4-0 USSDA playoff win over Georgia United on June 24, 2014. 2012-13: Froese started 18 of 23 regular season matches for Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency, registering three goals. The Brunkild, Manitoba native scored the game-winning goal against Chicago Fire in a 3-0 triumph on June 24, 2013 in the USSDA playoffs.

INTERNATIONAL
Senior: Earned his first call-up to the senior men's national team on January 10, 2014. During the camp, Froese scored in an exhibtion match against Fort Lauderdale Strikers. U-20: Represented Canada at the 2014 Dale Farm Milk Cup in Northern Ireland, helping the Red and White to a second place finish. U-17: In October 2013, Froese was called up to the Canadian roster for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. He went on to start all three matches for Canada. U-17 (Cuba): Played for his birth nation at the 2011 CONCAF U-17 Championship.
 
PERSONAL
Froese was born in Havana, Cuba and moved back and forth between Cuba and Manitoba in his youth.