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'Caps set to play at Concacaf U-13 Champions League in Costa Rica

The newly formed Whitecaps FC Pre-Academy team will make their first foray into official competition this week as they travel to Costa Rica to take part in the 2019 Concacaf U-13 Champions League.

Matches will be streamed live at

"This is a new group, and this tournament provides a fantastic opportunity to test themselves against their peers from other countries in the region," said Marinos Papageorgopoulos, director of Whitecaps FC BMO Academy Centres. "It's a great challenge for them, and will provide a terrific learning experience as Bart and his staff begin working with them through their development, and eventually into the MLS Academy." 

The 2006-born roster is led by head coach Bart Choufour, and assisted by coach Paul Thompson. The young 'Caps will take on some of the best talent from clubs in the Concacaf region. The 'Caps will begin the tournament in Group D alongside Mount Pleasant Academy (Jamaica), CD Universitario (Panama), and Pioneros Cancun (Mexico).

For tournament updates, follow @WFCAcademy on Twitter or the #SCCLU13 hashtag. For more information on the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy System, visit


Saturday, August 10
vs. CD Universitario (1:00 p.m. local / 12:00 p.m. PT)
Sunday, August 11
vs. Mount Pleasant Academy (10:00 a.m. local / 9:00 a.m. PT)
Monday, August 12
vs. Pioneros Cancun (9:00 a.m. local / 8:00 a.m. PT)
Wednesday, August 14
Thursday, August 15
Saturday, August 17
3rd Place
Whitecaps FC Pre-Academy Roster
First name Last name Position Previous youth club
Michael Adams GK Fusion FC
Jeevan Badwal M/D Coastal FC
Isaac Brown F Fusion FC
Cristiano Da Silva M Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC
Sloan Davison D Vancouver Island Wave
Dominic Di Paola F Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC
Riley Ferraro F Mountain United FC
Aidan Fong M Mountain United FC
Will Hoffman GK Thompson Okanagan FC
Milad Jalo M Surrey United SC
Aiden Lau D Mountain United FC
Benjamin Lee M/D Mountain United FC
Salvatore Piccolo GK Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC
Riley Sinclair F Mountain United FC
Jayden Thompson F Surrey United SC
Kyler Vojvodic F Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC
Sahai Williams D Fusion FC
Junyu Zhu M Mountain United FC