VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC report for the start of their 2016 preseason camp on Friday, January 22 at the WFC Training Centre in UBC.
There will be 22 first team players expected to attend media day on Friday, January 22, including newly-acquired Japanese striker Masato Kudo.
Following media day, the team will have their entry medicals on Saturday, January 23 at the WFC Training Centre, and their fitness testing on Monday, January 25 at UBC Ken Woods Field, formerly known as Wolfson West Field.
The first team will be joined by eight Whitecaps FC 2 players, three Residency players, three unsigned 2016 MLS SuperDraft selections, and three camp invitees for four days of on-field training from Tuesday, January 26 to Friday, January 29 at UBC Ken Woods Field.
The team will depart for Arizona on Sunday, January 31 for 11 days for the 2016 Desert Friendlies.
In the 2016 Desert Friendlies, Whitecaps FC will face Seattle Sounders FC on Wednesday, February 3, New England Revolution on Saturday, February 6, and the Houston Dynamo on Tuesday, February 9.
Following an eight-day camp in Vancouver from Thursday, February 11 to Thursday, February 18, Whitecaps FC travel to Portland, Oregon to participate in the 2016 Simple Invitational, where they will face Chicago Fire (Sunday, February 21), Portland Timbers (Wednesday, February 24), and NASL side Minnesota United FC (Saturday, February 27).
The team will be back on the field on Monday, February 29 in Vancouver, where they will train for the remainder of preseason camp.
Whitecaps FC kick off their 2016 MLS regular season on Sunday, March 6 when they host Montreal Impact at BC Place (TSN, TSN1410).
WHITECAPS FC PRESEASON CAMP ROSTER
Goalkeepers: Marco Carducci, David Ousted
Defenders: Sam Adekugbe, Christian Dean, Jordan Harvey, Pa-Modou Kah, Tim Parker1, Jordan Smith, Kendall Waston
Midfielders: Christian Bolaños2, Marco Bustos, Deybi Flores3, Kianz Froese, Gershon Koffie, Matias Laba, Kekuta Manneh, Ben McKendry, Nicolas Mezquida, Pedro Morales, Cristian Techera, Russell Teibert
Strikers: Erik Hurtado, Masato Kudo, Darren Mattocks3, Octavio Rivero
1 Will join camp on Saturday, February 6
2 Will join camp on Wednesday, February 3
3 Will join camp on Saturday, January 23
Whitecaps FC 2
Goalkeeper: Spencer Richey
Defenders: Kadin Chung, Jackson Farmer, Chris Serban, Deklan Wynne
Midfielders: Victor Blasco, Thomas Gardner, Brett Levis
Whitecaps FC Residency
Defender: Matthew Baldisimo
Midfielder: Michael Baldisimo
Striker: Alphonso Davies
Unsigned 2016 MLS SuperDraft Selections
Defender: Cole Seiler
Strikers: Christopher Hellmann, Thomas Sanner
Midfielder: Giuliano Frano
Strikers: Daniel Haber, Fatawu Safiu
WHITECAPS FC PRESEASON CAMP SCHEDULE
January 22: Media day at WFC Training Centre
January 23: Entry medicals at WFC Training Centre
January 25: Fitness testing at UBC Ken Woods Field
January 26 to 29: On-field training at UBC Ken Woods Field
January 31 to February 10: Training camp in Tucson, Arizona (2016 Desert Friendlies)
February 11 to 18: Training camp in Vancouver, BC
February 19 to 27: Training camp in Portland, Oregon (2016 Simple Invitational)
February 28 to March 5: Training camp in Vancouver, BC
WHITECAPS FC PRESEASON MATCH SCHEDULE
2016 Desert Friendlies (Tucson, Arizona)
February 3: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 4 p.m. PT
February 6: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. New England Revolution, 3:30 p.m. PT
February 9: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Houston Dynamo, 5 p.m. PT
2016 Simple Invitational (Portland, Oregon)
February 21: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Chicago Fire, 2:30 p.m. PT
February 24: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Portland Timbers, 7:30 p.m. PT
February 27: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Minnesota United FC, 2:30 p.m. PT