Matias Laba

'Caps Ink: Matias Laba

The contents of a tattoo say a lot about the individual wearing it. Not only are they an expression of art, they’re an expression of a person’s character and values, which explains the rationale behind ‘Caps Ink – a new series that brings you closer to your favourite Whitecaps FC, and WFC2, stars.

'Caps Ink: Matias Laba -

On the pitch, Matias Laba is as tough as they come.

You don’t lead the league in tackles, two years in a row, without being willing to get stuck in and mix things up. That’s Laba’s game.

And he’s good at it.

He’s a little softer off the pitch, as evidenced by the tattoo on his right forearm. The tattoo reads, in Arabic: “Claudia, I love you.”

“It means that I am grateful for having my mom and that I always think of her,” Laba told

There’s nothing wrong with a little simplicity.

That's the only tattoo Laba has at the moment, but he's not done yet. He said the next one will be for his newborn son. 

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