A player with good finishing qualities, forward Brian White joined Whitecaps FC via trade in June 2021 following three-plus seasons at New York Red Bulls.
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'18-'21: White arrived at Whitecaps FC coming off a 2020 season in which he was named Red Bulls Offensive Player of the Year. He led the team with six goals and recorded one assist in 903 minutes played, including a goal in their playoff match. Over his first four seasons in MLS, White scored 16 goals and recorded four assists over 32 starts and 50 appearances, including three matches in the MLS Cup Playoffs. In 2019, he scored a career high nine goals in 19 regular season matches. White was selected by the Red Bulls in the first round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. He initially signed a USL contract and recorded eight goals and five assists in 1,539 minutes played, earning an MLS contract and promotion to the first team in August of that year.
'14-'17: White made 73 appearances out of possible 74 matches, starting in 63 during his four years at Duke University. He led his team in scoring as a senior with 10 goals.
White was raised in Flemington, NJ, just 20 miles north of 'Caps teammate Jake Nerwinski's hometown of Lawrenceville. White attended Hunterdon Central Regional High School and played youth soccer for Players Development Academy (PDA) from 2005 to 2013. He also played for the New York Red Bulls U-23 in the Premier Development League, where he scored 21 goals in 25 appearances. In 2017, White was named league MVP and captured the Golden Boot award as he helped lead the team to the PDL regular season title.