Tonight, Vancouver Whitecaps FC will find out their opponents for the upcoming 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League starting in August.
But one month prior to the first team's quest for regional supremacy, Whitecaps FC will be sending a much younger group to the CONCACAF Under-13 Champions League. The youth tournament will be held in Mexico City from July 23-30.
“We’re very excited to welcome in a new group of young players to the Residency program for the next cycle,” said Whitecaps FC Residency technical director Craig Dalrymple. “This will be a fantastic way to kick things off with a tournament against some of the best teams their age level in the CONCACAF region.”
The annual tournament features some of the top U-13 programs from across North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Whitecaps FC have been drawn into Group B alongside Menor Tijuana (Mexico), Comunicaciones FC (Guatemala), and
Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (Costa Rica).
Scotiabank CONCACAF Under-13 Champions League 2016 Groups
Buhos de Hermosillo FC (MEX)
Real Esteli (NCA)
Harbour View FC (JAM)
San Juan Jabloteh (TRI)
Menor Tijuana (MEX)
Comunicaciones FC (GUA)
Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (CRC)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CAN)
Pungarabato Guerrero (MEX)
Sporting KC (USA)
Chorrillo FC (PAN)
CD Santa Ana (SLV)
For more information on the Whitecaps FC Residency program, visit whitecapsfc.com/residency.