VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today the club’s U-15 Residency roster for the 2016-17 season. The U-15s 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-15 group will be led by head coach Robert Earnshaw. Both groups will also be assisted by Lee Tregonning and Scott Howey.
Six players return to the club from last season:
- Nathan Demian (Langley, BC)
- Kyle Gomes (Winnipeg, MB)
- Massud Habibullah (Vancouver, BC)
- Juvraj Kooner (Surrey, BC)
- Arjun Mann (Surrey, BC)
- Damiano Pecile (Burnaby, BC)
Eight new players join the program this year:
- Yigal Bruk (West Vancouver, BC)
- Luca Alberti (Burnaby, BC)
- Reese Carlow (Ashiya City, Hyogo, Japan)
- Simon Colyn (Langley, BC)
- Matteo de Brienne (Nepean, ON)
- Hamish Ogden (Port Moody, BC)
- Carlos Rodrigo Tiscareno (Calgary, AB)
- Deylen Vellios (Burnaby, BC)
Winnipeg’s Josh Marius joins U-15 training after spending time with the Whitecaps FC Manitoba Academy Centre, in partnership with the Manitoba Soccer Association.
10 players call BC home, while two come from Manitoba, one from Ontario, one from Alberta, and one who was most recently living in Japan. All 10 BC players previously played 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|
|Yigal||Bruk||FOR||West Vancouver, BC||Mountain United FC|
|Luca||Alberti||DEF/MF||Burnaby, BC||Mountain United FC|
|Reese||Carlow||MF||Ashiya City, Hyogo, Japan|
|Simon||Colyn||FOR/MF||Langley, BC||Surrey United SC|
|Matteo||de Brienne||FOR||Nepean, ON||Ottawa South United|
|Nathan||Demian||DEF||Langley, BC||Surrey United SC|
|Kyle||Gomes||MF||Winnipeg, MB||FC Northwest|
|Massud||Habibullah||MF||Vancouver, BC||Mountain United FC|
|Juvraj||Kooner||DEF/MF||Surrey, BC||Surrey United SC|
|Arjun||Mann||DEF/MF||Surrey, BC||Surrey United SC|
|Hamish||Ogden||MF||Port Moody, BC||Coquitlam-Metro Ford SC|
|Damiano||Pecile||MF||Burnaby, BC||Mountain United FC|
|Carlos Rodrigo||Tiscareno||DEF||Calgary, AB||Calgary Foothills FC|
|Deylen||Vellios||DEF/MF||Burnaby, BC||Mountain United FC|