Whitecaps FC confirm preseason roster as training camp kicks off at the Marbella Football Center. Surrey’s 17-years old, Jeevan Badwal is the youngest player in preseason camp with Vancouver Whitecaps FC MLS first team.

Friday, Jan 12, 2024

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed the club’s preseason roster on Friday, as the team had their first few on-field training session at the Marbella Football Center in Spain.

The preseason roster currently features 35 players including 21 MLS first team players, eight Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) players, one Whitecaps FC BMO Academy player, three unsigned MLS SuperDraft picks, one trialist, and one training camp invitee. Preseason matches during the three-week camp in Spain will be announced in the coming days.

Whitecaps FC kick off their 2024 campaign in less than a month, hosting Mexican powerhouse Tigres UANL on Wednesday, February 7 in the Round One first leg of the Concacaf Champions Cup at Starlight Stadium in Langford, BC. Tickets are now on sale at ticketmaster.ca/whitecaps.

The ‘Caps will then kick off their MLS season on Saturday, March 2 when they host Charlotte FC at BC Place for the first time. For more information on tickets, visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.

VWFC Preseason Roster

Goalkeepers (4): Max Anchor, Isaac Boehmer, Thomas Hasal#, Yohei Takaoka

Defenders/Wingbacks (11): Sam Adekugbe, Tristan Blackmon, Javain Brown, Mihail Gherasimencov^, Belal Halbouni+, Mathías Laborda, Luís Martins, Ryan Raposo, Dembo Saidykhan^, Buster Sjöberg+, Ranko Veselinović

Midfielders (11): Ali Ahmed, Jeevan Badwal^, Sebastian Berhalter, Andrés Cubas, Eliot Goldthorp+, Jay Herdman^, Malek Mehri^, J.C. Ngando, Alessandro Schöpf, Malcolm Simmons^, Pedro Vite*

Attacking Midfielders/Forwards (9): Antoine Coupland^, Nicolas Fleuriau Chateau+, Ryan Gauld, Levonte Johnson, Cyprian Kachwele^, Damir Kreilach, Fafà Picault, Brian White, Lowell Wright^

^ WFC2 & Academy camp invitee

+ Unsigned SuperDraft selection or trialist

# Unsigned camp invitee

  • Away on international duty

Upcoming Important Dates:

January 10 to 30: Preseason camp in Marbella, Spain

January 31/February 1: Travel to Vancouver, BC

February 5: Travel to Langford, BC

February 7: Concacaf Champions Cup Round One first leg vs. Tigres UANL at Starlight Stadium, Langford, BC

February 12: Travel to Monterrey, Mexico

February 14: Concacaf Champions Cup Round One second leg at Tigres UANL at Estadio Universitario, San Nicolás de los Garza, Mexico

March 2: MLS Home Opener vs. Charlotte FC at BC Place, Vancouver, BC