VANCOUVER, BC - Whitecaps FC announced on Saturday that five players from their Major League Soccer side have been loaned to Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) ahead of the inaugural United Soccer League match for WFC2.
Whitecaps FC keeper Paolo Tornaghi, defenders Tim Parker, Ethen Sampson, midfielder Ben McKendry, as well as striker Caleb Clarke will all be available for WFC2 as they kickoff their season against Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC 2 (S2) on Sunday, March 29, at Starfire Sports Complex (4 p.m. PT kickoff - watch live on whitecapsfc2.com).
Players on loan to USL may compete for both the USL and MLS sides over the course of the season, and will be made available to USL on a week-to-week basis.
Whitecaps FC 2 current roster:
Goalkeepers: Spencer Richey, Paolo Tornaghi*, Mark Village
Fullbacks: Jordan Haynes, Ethen Sampson*, Chris Serban
Centre backs: Jackson Farmer, Tim Parker*, Craig Nitti
Centre midfielders: Ian Christianson, Ben McKendry*, Mitch Piraux, Tyler Rosenlund
Wide midfielders: Victor Blasco, Jovan Blagojevic, Brett Levis, Sahil Sandhu
Strikers: Caleb Clarke*, Mackenzie Pridham, Billy Schuler
*WFC player on-loan to WFC2
Come and see the next generation of Whitecaps FC stars as USL arrives in Vancouver. With Season Tickets available for as low as $118, WFC2 matches will be a unique and affordable experience for fans, families, students, and supporters. Flex packs are also available to fit your schedule - get seven tickets to use any way you want, to any matches you want. For more information on all WFC2 ticket options, call 604-484-7862 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.