Residency Adds Two More

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency have added two more young stars in Canadian U-17 international Philippe Davies and Jamaican U-17 international Dever Orgill.Davies, 16-years-old, has earned 11 caps and scored four goals with Canada’s men’s U-17 national team. The six-foot, 160-pound midfielder, who was also a predominate member of the Canada’s U-15 roster in 2005, made his debut for the U-17 squad in a tune-up match against Northern Ireland for the Ballymena International Tournament in April 2006. The native of Longueuil, Quebec, went on to play all four games in Ballymena and scored the game-winner in the first match against Scotland. Davies also found the back of the net three times at the 2006 Caribbean Cup, scoring against Bermuda, El Salvador and Panama. Last spring, Davies played in the final three games of the CONCACAF U-17 World Cup qualifiers in Jamaica.In addition to his experience with the national team, Davies played for FC Select South Shore of the AAA Elite League in Quebec from 2003 to 2005 and in 2007. In 2006, the midfielder played overseas in France for the Dijon Football Côte d'Or with its U-16 and reserve teams.Orgill, 17, joins the residency program as the first international signing. The native of Port Antonio, Jamaica, captained the Jamaican side at the CONCACAF U-17 World Cup qualifiers and scored the game-tying goal against USA; the Reggae Boyz went on to defeat the Stars & Stripes 3-2. The six-foot, 145-pound forward also scored five goals in six games at the 2006 Caribbean Cup. Including goals against Canada, Cuba and Mexico.In 2005, Orgill earned the Golden Boot award in the Caribbean Football Union’s Under-15 tournament held in Trinidad and Tobago after scoring 12 times in six games. In total, Orgill has scored 22 goals in his 22 appearances with the national team.At the club level, the striker has been a member of Jamaican club Progressive FC, in the Portland Football Association Division One, since 2003 and was Player-of-the-Year in 2005. Orgill has also represented Titchfield High in the previous two Inter-Secondary Schools Association DaCosta Cup competitions. Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency is a full-time program dedicated to developing North America’s top youth players in Vancouver. Whitecaps FC Residency allows elite youth players from U-17 to U-19 to achieve professional opportunities with the Whitecaps men’s team and world-class European clubs using the European club model of identification, development and placement.For information on the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency, CLICK HERE.

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