Rich Fagan 2016
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Whitecaps FC announce U-18 Residency roster for the 2016-17 season

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today the club’s U-18 Residency roster for the 2016-17 United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) season. The opening league match for the ‘Caps is on Saturday, September 3 on the road at Sacramento Republic FC.

Five provinces are represented on this year’s U-18 team. 15 players hail from British Columbia, three from Ontario, two from Alberta, one from Saskatchewan, and one from Manitoba.

Three players return from last season’s U-18 roster:

  • Gloire Amanda (Edmonton, AB)
  • Aidan Aylward (Orleans, ON)
  • Patrick Metcalfe (Richmond, BC)

15 players move up from the U-16 roster:

  • Nicolas Apostol (Coquitlam, BC)
  • Theo Bair (Ottawa, ON)
  • Michael Baldisimo (Burnaby, BC)
  • Alan Camacho Soto (Burnaby, BC)
  • Andres Charles-Barrera (Calgary, AB)
  • Gabriel Escobar (Coquitlam, BC)
  • Nicholas Fussell (Surrey, BC)
  • Christopher Guerreiro (Coquitlam, BC)
  • Jonas Hakkinen (Vancouver, BC)
  • Joel Harrison (Langley, BC)
  • Georges Mukumbilwa (Winnipeg, MB)
  • Liam Robinson (Richmond, BC)
  • Brendan Skinner (Surrey, BC)
  • Terrell Smith (Coquitlam, BC)
  • Noah Verhoeven (Surrey, BC)

Four new players enter the Residency program, including three from Whitecaps FC regional academy centres:

The fourth newcomer is midfielder/striker Victory Shumbusho from Chilliwack, BC. 

Last season, the ‘Caps won the Northwest Division title and made a playoff run to the U-18 USSDA championship final for the second time in club history.

For more information on the Whitecaps FC Residency program, visit whitecapsfc.com/residency.

First Name
Last Name
Position
City
Previous Club
Gloire
Amanda
MF
Edmonton, AB
FC Edmonton
Nicolas
Apostol
FOR
Coquitlam, BC
Surrey-Guildford United
Aidan
Aylward
GK
Orleans, ON
Ottawa Fury
Theo
Bair
FOR
Ottawa, ON
West Ottawa Soccer Club
Michael
Baldisimo
MF
Burnaby, BC
Burnaby Selects
Alan
Camacho Soto
FOR
Burnaby, BC
Mountain United FC
Andres
Charles-Barrera
DEF/MF
Calgary, AB
Calgary Southwest United
Gabriel
Escobar
FOR/MF
Coquitlam, BC
Cliff Avenue United
Nicholas
Fussell
MF
Surrey, BC
Surrey United SC
Connor
Glennon
MF
Vernon, BC
Thompson-Okanagan FC
Ethan
Gopaul
FOR/MF
Mt. Brydges, ON
London Youth Whitecaps
Christopher
Guerreiro
DEF
Coquitlam, BC
Coquitlam Metro Ford SC
Jonas
Hakkinen
CMF
Vancouver, BC
Fusion FC
Joel
Harrison
DEF/MF
Langley, BC
Surrey United SC
Thomas
Hasal
GK
Saskatoon, SK
Saskatchewan AC
Patrick
Metcalfe
DEF/MF
Richmond, BC
Fusion FC
Georges
Mukumbilwa
CMF
Winnipeg, MB
Portage Trail Soccer Club
Liam
Robinson
DEF
Richmond, BC
Surrey United SC
Victory
Shumbusho
FOR/MF
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack Attack
Brendan
Skinner
DEF
Surrey, BC
Surrey United SC
Terrell
Smith
DEF
Coquitlam, BC
Fusion FC
Noah
Verhoeven
MF
Surrey, BC
Surrey United SC
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