JC Ngando

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC acquired the fifth overall pick in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft from Houston Dynamo FC in exchange for the 13th overall pick, $125,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money (GAM) and $100,000 in 2024 GAM on Wednesday. Vancouver then selected Generation adidas attacking midfielder J.C. Ngando from the University of North Carolina Greensboro with the fifth overall selection.

Attacking Midfielder J.C. Ngando

  • Recorded nine goals, 22 assists in 37 appearances across two seasons with the University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • 2022 South Conference Player of the Year, NCAA Division I All American First Team, All-South Region First Team
  • 2021 South Conference Freshman of the Year, All-Region Third Team, College Soccer News All-Freshman Second Team
  • Spent time with Paris FC II and Amiens SC II prior to his college career

Ngando, 23, recorded four goals and a team-leading 14 assists as he started all 23 of his appearances for University of North Carolina Greensboro this past season. The attacking midfielder received recognition for his performances by being named the South Conference Player of the Year, while also being selected to both the NCAA Division I All American First Team and All-South Region First Team.

In 2021, Ngando started 14 of his 15 appearances for the Spartans, scoring five goals and adding eight assists. He was also named the South Conference Freshman of the Year, was selected to the All-Region Third Team and the College Soccer News All-Freshman Second Team.

Born in Douala, Cameroon, Ngando moved to France at the age of seven and went on to play for Paris FC II and Amiens SC II.

TRANSACTION: On December 21, 2022, Vancouver Whitecaps FC acquired the fifth pick overall in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft from Houston Dynamo FC in exchange for the 13th overall pick and $125,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money (GAM) as well as $100,000 in 2024 GAM. Whitecaps FC then selected Generation adidas attacking midfielder J.C. Ngando from the University of North Carolina Greensboro fifth overall in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft.

J.C. Ngando
Pronunciation:
gan-doe
Position: Attacking midfielder
Height: 5-09
Weight: 175 pounds
Date of Birth: November 20, 1999 in Douala, Cameroon
Hometown: Paris, France
Citizenship: Cameroon
Status: Generation adidas, International
University: University of North Carolina Greensboro (2021-22)
Former Clubs: Paris FC II, Amiens SC II
Instagram: @ngando
Twitter: @ngando