VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Tuesday the club’s U-14 Residency roster for the 2016-17 season. The U-14s open their season Labour Day Weekend in Seattle against Seattle Sounders FC and Portland Timbers academy teams.
This year the club has expanded the program, dividing the youngest players into two age groups, one U-15 and one U-14 team. The U-14 group will be led by head coach James Merriman. Both groups will also be assisted by Lee Tregonning and Scott Howey.
The U-14 team is a new group of players, with only Brandon Torresan returning from last season. 13 of the 17 players officially joined the club last month when they traveled down to Mexico to represent Whitecaps FC at the 2016 CONCACAF U-13 Champions League.
Among the new players is the first recruit from the Whitecaps FC Kamloops Academy Centre, midfielder Wil Calne.
15 players previously spent time playing in the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League.
For more information on the Whitecaps FC Residency program, visit whitecapsfc.com/residency.
|First Name||Last Name||Position||City||Previous Club|
|Ben||Alexander||GK||Chilliwack, BC||Fraser Valley FC|
|Jonah||Brown||MF||Vancouver, BC||Spokane Sounders|
|William||Calne||MF||Kamloops, BC||Thompson Okanagan FC|
|Juliano||Campedelli||DEF||Vancouver, BC||Mountain United FC|
|Kieran||Eve||MF||Coquitlam, BC||Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC|
|Brighton||Fraser||DEF||North Vancouver, BC||Mountain United FC|
|Anthony||Gutierrez||DEF/MF||Surrey, BC||Surrey United SC|
|Kameron||Habibullah||MF||Vancouver, BC||Mountain United FC|
|Oliver||Herbert||DEF||Burnaby, BC||Mountain United FC|
|Lucas||Hermans||FOR||Vancouver, BC||Fusion FC|
|Hayden||Isherwood||GK||North Vancouver, BC||Mountain United FC|
|Evan||Mitchell||MF||North Vancouver, BC||Mountain United FC|
|Jake||Oseen||MF||North Vancouver, BC||Mountain United FC|
|Niko||Sigur||MF||Burnaby, BC||Mountain United FC|
|Brandon||Torresan||DEF||North Vancouver, BC||Surrey United SC|
|Eric||White||FOR/MF||Coquitlam, BC||Coquitlam-Metro Ford SC|
|Lachlan||Will||MF||West Vancouver, BC||Mountain United FC|