Media availability: Jeff Mallett and Axel Schuster

Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Tuesday that the club has made a structural shift by combining the positions of CEO and sporting director into one role and effective immediately Axel Schuster will lead all aspects of the club. Schuster will continue to report directly to co-owner and executive chair Jeff Mallett and the ownership group. As a result of this restructuring, Mark Pannes is no longer with the club.