Alderson and DeMerit laughing at training
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Robinson discusses team 'camaraderie and spirit'

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC held their final training session in Vancouver on Wednesday before departing for Philadelphia on Thursday morning.

It was a spirited session that ended with some fun, as an impromptu water fight broke out between the likes of Kekuta Manneh, Gershon Koffie, and Nigel Reo-Coker.

Hear what Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson had to say about that and much more.

It was a lighter session for Whitecaps FC defender Christian Dean and midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy, who both played in Tuesday’s United Soccer Leagues (USL) Premier Development League (PDL) match with the club’s U-23 team. Dean, who played the full 90 minutes, and Ballouchy, who played 61 minutes, helped the 'Caps claim their first win of the season

Also of note, Canadian defender Adam Straith, a Whitecaps FC Residency graduate and native of Victoria, joined in on Wednesday’s training session – as did fellow Whitecaps FC Residency graduates Brody Huitema and Sean Melvin.

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