The Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX U-18 squad, in partnership with BC Soccer, kicked off play at the 2019 FIFA/Blue Stars Youth Cup on Thursday in Zurich, Switzerland.
- ROSTERS: Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX
The ‘Caps, representing the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy System, opened the tournament with a 1-0 win against the hosts FC Blue Stars on a goal from Aleisha Ganief.
In the second game of the day the ‘Caps had a goal from Teni Akindoju, but fell 5-1 to a very strong VfL Wolfsburg side.
To wrap-up the day the ‘Caps met defending champions BSC Young Boys in the semifinals. After a hard battle, the match ended 1-0 in favour of the Swiss side.
The Blue and White will conclude the tournament on Friday when they face legendary Italian club Inter Milan in the third place match.
For more information from the tournament, visit youthcup.ch. Information on the REX program is available at whitecapsfc.com/rex. To learn more about the overall Whitecaps FC BMO Academy system, go to whitecapsfc.com/academy.