Residency ramp up scoring in dominant weekend at home

Zoom Langwa

VANCOUVER, BC – It was a dominant weekend for Whitecaps FC Residency with four big home wins.

The weekend started off with a bang as the U-18s won 9-0 against Santa Cruz Breakers.

Gloire Amanda led the way with four goals, with the rest of the tallies coming from Zoom Langwa (pictured), Terran Campbell, Matthew Baldisimo, Cole Morokhovich, and Marcello Polisi.

“It was a great game overall from the boys,” said assistant coach Niall Thompson after the match. “Gloire Amanda stood out with his performance and was very composed in scoring his goals.”

Whitecaps FC U-18 vs. Santa Cruz
Luciano Trasolini; Kadin Chung (Andre Baires 63’), Vana Markarian, Fraser Poulter, Andre Earthy-Find (Eric de Graaf 55’); David Norman, Terran Campbell (Marcello Polisi 55’), Thomas Gardner (Matthew Baldisimo 55’); Cole Morokhovich, Gloire Amanda (Daniel Sagno 79’), Zoom Langwa

Sunday saw another clean sheet for the Blue and White in a 4-0 victory against De Anza Force on a cold and rainy day.

Daniel Sagno set up the first two goals as Amanda and Campbell kept up their scoring steaks. Matthew Baldisimo also scored for a second time on the weekend before Vana Markarian rounded out the scoring with a laser strike from 22 yards out.

“It was a decent performance from the boys with some great passing moments,” noted Thompson on Sunday. “Daniel Sagno put in great work today to set up the goals, and the back line was organized and strong.”

Whitecaps FC U-18 vs. De Anza
Luciano Trasolini; Kadin Chung (Andre Baires 45’), Vana Markarian, Quinn Bredin, Eric de Graaf; Matthew Baldisimo, Marcello Polisi, Thomas Gardner (David Norman 45’); Daniel Sagno, Gloire Amanda (Charlie Miller 69’), Terran Campbell (Cole Morokhovich 45’)

The U-16s earned a 7-1 win on Saturday over Santa Cruz Breakers.

Terrell Smith, Noah Verhoeven, Alan Camacho (2), Michael Baldisimo (2), and Gabriel Escobar provided the scoring at Cloverdale Athletic Park. The last three goals came despite being down a man after a red card was shown to centre back Brendan Skinner.

“Overall a pleasing display,” said U-16 head coach Adam Day after the match. “We were dominant early and were rewarded with four quick goals. After the red card, we had to adjust how we played, but arguably we were stronger.”

Whitecaps FC U-16 vs. Santa Cruz
Trevor Schneider; Christopher Guerreiro, Brendan Skinner, Joel Harrison, Terrell Smith; Michael Baldisimo, Andres Charles-Barrera (Travis Selje 70’); Noah Verhoeven (Gabriel Escobar 53’), Alphonso Davies, Nicolas Apostol (Alessandro Hojabrpour 65’); Alan Camacho (Theo Bair 53’)

The goals kept coming on Sunday as the ‘Caps earned an 8-1 victory against De Anza Force.

Georges Mukumbilwa, Andres Charles-Barrera, Michael Baldisimo (2), Verhoeven, Camacho, Joel Harrison, and Travis Selje had the goals in the Sunday match.

“Another solid showing and in general another pleasing performance,” said Day on Sunday. “I felt we got a little bit complacent at 2-0 and conceded a goal to make it 2-1. On another day, the game could have gone a different direction and that is something that we have to be more aware of. That being said, it was a strong showing offensively.”

Whitecaps FC U-16 vs. De Anza
Joshua Zadeiks; Jonah Hakkinen, Liam Robinson, Joel Harrison, Gabriel Escobar; Michael Baldisimo (Alessandro Hojabrpour 52’), Andres Charles-Barrera (Travis Selje 62’); Nicolas Apostol (Noah Verhoeven 52’), Georges Mukumbilwa, Alphonso Davies (Alan Camacho 62’); Theo Bair


Three players from the Whitecaps FC Residency program earned recognition at the annual Whitecaps FC Player Awards presented by BMO. Midfielder Kianz Froese was named Most Promising Player, Vancouver native Ben McKendry took home WFC2 Player of the Year, and U-18 midfielder Matthew Baldisimo received the Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) Youth award.