The Whitecaps FC Saskatchewan Academy Centre boys are in the midst of a competitive trip to Ireland to expand their soccer horizons.
They have taken a tour of the country's National Football Stadium at Windsor Park guided by the Irish Football Association, and watched a professional match of Derry City FC on Friday.
This week 18 of Saskatchewan's best high school soccer players are having a trip of a lifetime. @WFCSask are currently touring Ireland and competing with U17 teams from the Emerald Isle. We'll check in with players Luke Mackie and Brandon Miranjie in Derry. pic.twitter.com/orQtFxX5gA— Saskatchewan Weekend (@SaskWeekend) February 17, 2019
🇨🇦 We have some Canadian visitors attending tonight's match as the @WFCSask U17 squad are in Ireland.— Derry City FC (@derrycityfc) February 15, 2019
Let's show them a big welcome at the Brandywell tonight and show them what Derry City FC is all about! #RAWA28 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/ntdV6DUJIl
On Sunday, the boys played the U-17 academy team of Derry City FC at their Brandywell Stadium and came away with a 2-1 victory. Charles Sawi and Seamus McGettigan scored the goals to top off a great performance from our boys.
Whitecaps FC Saskatchewan Academy Centre product Thomas Hasal was called in for a second preseason trip with the 'Caps first team squad as they are in Los Angeles preparing for the start of the MLS season. Hasal was also on the first trip of preseason to Hawaii. He joins fellow Saskatoon native Brett Levis, who is entering his third full MLS season after signing in August of 2016.