VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Tuesday that the club has parted ways with goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi. The club and Tornaghi have mutually agreed to a contract termination, allowing the 29-year old Italian to explore opportunities in his native country.
"Paolo has been a top-class professional throughout his time in Vancouver and we are thankful for his contributions on the pitch and in the locker room," said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson. "He is the ultimate teammate and we wish him the best as he continues his career back home."
Tornaghi joined Whitecaps FC as a free agent in February 2014, making 13 starts for the first team across all competitions in over three years. In 2015, he was honoured as the WFC Humanitarian of the Year for his work in the community.
With the roster move, goalkeeper Spencer Richey has been recalled from Whitecaps FC 2 to the first team for the fifth time this season under the case of Extreme Hardship. Richey was loaned to the club's USL affiliate at the start of March.
TRANSACTION: Vancouver Whitecaps FC and goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi mutually agreed to a contract termination. Goalkeeper Spencer Richey recalled from Whitecaps FC 2
Weight: 185 pounds
Date of Birth: June 21, 1988, in Garbagnate Milanese, Italy
Hometown: Cormano, Italy
Status: Domestic (Green Card)
Transaction: Mutually agreed to a contract termination on July 18, 2017