Matthew Baldisimo Fresno FC

Residency Report: 'Caps quartet get ready for Fresno's USL debut

Four Whitecaps FC Residency graduates are currently playing south of the border with new USL affiliate Fresno FC.

The quartet wrapped up preseason on the weekend as they get set for the Foxes inaugural league match this coming Saturday, March 17 against Las Vegas Lights FC (7 p.m. live on USL YouTube channel).

Fresno FC

‘Caps Residency grad Terran Campbell scored the match-winner for the Foxes on Saturday in their final preseason tune-up, a 3-2 win over defending USL regular season champions Real Monarchs SLC.

Campbell, Matthew Baldisimo, Sean Melvin, and Noah Verhoeven have all seen action in preseason, with Baldisimo starting regularly at right back.


The youngest Residency group continued preparations for their trip to London later this month by playing the Fraser Valley Premier 2004 group.

After a competitive start to the match that saw Fraser Valley take the lead, the ‘Caps responded with two goals each from Matteo Campagna, Yayo Mutombo, and Cyrus Harrison, and another from Brandon Momotani to earn the victory.

“The match started much tougher than the final score reflects, as Fraser Valley showed real purpose and intent from the start, and in fact we found ourselves trailing 1-0” noted Whitecaps FC U-15 head coach Scott Howey. “I was pleased with how the boys responded to this and took territorial control of the game, which led to them being rewarded with goals that they deserved.”

Lineup vs. Fraser Valley Premier 2004s
Max Anchor; Josh Tome, Sebastian Cenedese (Luke Norman 40’), Adam Kirby, Brandon Momotani; Kyle Degelman (Alesandro Comita 50’), Matteo Campagna (c), Thomas Budisa; Junior Nkana Bassi (Yayo Mutombo 40’), Kyle Dent (Sol Harrison 50’), Jay Herdman (Cyrus Harrison 50’)


The U-19s traveled across the border to face rivals Seattle Sounders FC, dropping a 2-1 result.

Nicholas Fussell opened the scoring in the third minute, but Seattle tied the match midway through the first half. The home team then scored the winner in the 68th minute.



The U-17s also fell to their cross-border rivals by a 2-0 final score.

“We didn’t play with our usual tempo and simply we were beaten by a more efficient team today,” noted Whitecaps FC U-17 head coach Adam Day. “We will have to respond next week against San Jose Earthquakes. The boys will be given that opportunity to respond in the right manner.”