Head Athletic Trainer - Jacob Joachim

Birthplace - Los Angeles, California
Hometown - Portland, Oregon
Citizenship - American
Years with Whitecaps FC - 2011-present
Acquired - January 2011
Previous Club - Real Salt Lake

With over a decade of experience as a professional athletic trainer working with top level soccer talent, Jacob Joachim steps into the role of head athletic trainer with Whitecaps FC.

Prior to joining Whitecaps FC, Joachim served as the head athletic trainer for Real Salt Lake for six years, joining the team for its inaugural season in 2005. Prior to that, Joachim was employed by AthletiCO Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, where he was contracted as the head athletic trainer for the United States Soccer Federation’s U-17 program based in Bradenton, Florida. He also worked in various capacities with the USSF’s U-14 boys, U-16 women, U-17 men, U-18 men, U-20 men as well as the Men’s National Team. In addition to his employment with AthletiCo, Joachim also worked with the Chicago Fire Reserve team and Chicago Sockers of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) Premier Development League (PDL), as well as the Chicago Sockers youth program.

Jacob is a graduate of North Park University with a BSc in Sports Medicine with a focus in Athletic Training.  He is currently a member of the Professional Soccer Athletic Trainer Association (PSATS).