WFC2 add Chung, Gardner, Campbell

Whitecaps FC sign three local Residency players to pro contracts with WFC2

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that Residency defender Kadin Chung, midfielder Thomas Gardner, and midfielder/striker Terran Campbell have been signed to professional contracts with Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) in the United Soccer League (USL). All three players will be introduced at BC Place tonight prior to the second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship final.

“We’re thrilled to see three more local players progress through our Residency program and earn professional opportunities with our club,” said Whitecaps FC Residency technical director Craig Dalrymple. “Credit to our technical staff for their continued excellence in developing young players. Kadin, Thomas, and Terran deserve this opportunity, and we look forward to continuing to help them develop through the next stages of their careers.”

Each of the three players are born and raised in the Lower Mainland and first joined the club at the age of 12 in 2011 as part of the Pre-Residency program. Last season, all three local players played on the club’s United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) Northwest Division winning U-16 team. This season, the trio will also play with Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency.

WFC2 defender Kadin Chung

  • Born and raised in Port Coquitlam, BC
  • 67 appearances and two goals with Whitecaps FC Residency in USSDA
  • Six appearances and one goal for Canada at 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship

Chung, 16, has started 58 of his 67 USSDA appearances for the U-16 Residency team over the past three seasons, including two goals from his left back position. This past season, the native of Port Coquitlam, BC started 34 of his 35 appearances with the U-16 squad.

Internationally, Chung started all six matches for Canada at the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship tournament in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and scored his first international goal in a 3-1 win over Haiti. In 2013, Chung was also called up to Canada’s U-15 national team.

WFC2 midfielder Thomas Gardner

  • Born and raised in North Vancouver, BC
  • 64 appearances and 10 goals with Whitecaps FC Residency in USSDA
  • Member of Canada U-17 men’s national team

Gardner, 17, has started 51 of his 64 appearances and scored 10 goals during his time with the Whitecaps FC U-16 squad in the USSDA. In his last year with the U-16 group, Gardner captained the team while starting 16 of his 20 appearances, adding three goals. Additionally, the North Vancouver, BC native also made four appearances with the U-18 Residency team.

On the international level, Gardner has received call-ups to Canada’s U-15 and U-17 national teams. The central midfielder was twice called up to Canada on the U-17 men’s national team camps this past year before missing the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship tournament due to injury.

WFC2 midfielder/striker Terran Campbell

  • Born and raised in Burnaby, BC
  • 82 appearances and 25 goals for Whitecaps FC Residency in USSDA
  • Five appearances for Canada at 2015 CONACAF U-17 Championship

Campbell, 16, made his WFC2 debut as an academy call-up on July 31, coming on as a substitute in a 3-0 road win at Tulsa Roughnecks FC.

With Whitecaps FC U-16 and U-18 Residency teams, Campbell has started 63 of his 82 appearances and scored 25 goals over the past three seasons. This past season, the Burnaby, BC native scored 10 goals in 11 matches with the U-16 squad, adding another three goals while playing 22 matches for the U-18 team.

While representing his country, Campbell appeared in five matches for Canada at the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship tournament. Previously, Campbell was also called up to Canada’s U-15 national team.

For more information on the Residency program, visit whitecapsfc.com/residency

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