VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Thursday the end-of-season roster decisions following the conclusion of the 2021 Major League Soccer campaign. A total of 30 players are under contract for 2022.
“Over the last couple of seasons, we have built a strong core with a priority on improving step-by-step and continuity,” explained Axel Schuster, Whitecaps FC sporting director. “We are pleased to confirm the majority of our players will return, we will look to add players who will make the team better and explore loan opportunities for some of our younger players.”
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Roster Updates:
- The ‘Caps have exercised the 2022 options for Theo Bair, Michael Baldisimo, Javain Brown, Cristian Dájome, David Egbo, Marcus Godinho, Cristián Gutiérrez, Thomas Hasal, Florian Jungwirth and Brian White
- The ‘Caps have declined the 2022 options for Isaac Boehmer, Patrick Metcalfe and Jasser Khmiri
- Tosaint Ricketts and Andy Rose become MLS Free Agents following the expiration of their 2021 contracts
- Discussions with Isaac Boehmer, Tosaint Ricketts and Andy Rose regarding possible new contracts for 2022 are ongoing
- The club has decided to not purchase the option on Bruno Gaspar, who completed his loan from Portuguese first division side Sporting CP. However, the ‘Caps are continuing discussions with the player and his parent club
“We felt now is the right time for Patrick and Jasser to make the next steps in their career and continue their development at another club. We are thankful for their time and we wish both Pat and Jasser all the best,” added Schuster.
Whitecaps FC current roster ahead of 2022, listed by position below:
Goalkeepers (3): Maxime Crépeau, Thomas Hasal, Evan Newton
Defenders (10): Javain Brown, Matteo Campagna, Derek Cornelius*, Gianfranco Facchineri, Marcus Godinho, Érik Godoy, Cristián Gutiérrez, Florian Jungwirth, Jake Nerwinski, Ranko Veselinović
Midfielders (10): Michael Baldisimo, Janio Bikel, Caio Alexandre, Simon Colyn, Ryan Gauld, Leonard Owusu, Damiano Pecile, Ryan Raposo, Russell Teibert, Pedro Vite
Forwards (7): Theo Bair, Déiber Caicedo, Lucas Cavallini, Cristian Dájome, David Egbo, Kamron Habibullah, Brian White
*Away on loan: Simon Colyn (Jong PSV, through June 2022), Derek Cornelius (Panetolikos FC, through December 2022), Damiano Pecile (Venezia FC, through June 2022)
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