VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Tuesday that the club has signed USL goalkeeper Spencer Richey to a short-term agreement ahead of tonight’s 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League group stage match versus Sporting Kansas City (7 p.m. PT at BC Place.
Richey rejoins the team after the start in their tournament-opening 1-0 road win at Central FC earlier this month, registering a five-save shutout in his first-team debut.
The Seattle, Washington native is coming off his fifth win of the USL season last Sunday, collecting three saves to help Whitecaps FC 2 maintain a share of the top position in the Western Conference with a 3-1 win over Arizona United SC at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley.
This year, Richey leads WFC2 goalkeepers with 11 starts, 41 saves, and a 0.732 save percentage.
MLS clubs may sign players from their USL affiliate to short-term agreements (up to four-day contracts) for CONCACAF Champions League, Amway Canadian Championship, Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, and exhibition matches. An MLS club may sign a player to a maximum of four short-term agreements each season (maximum of 16 days).
TRANSACTION: Whitecaps FC sign goalkeeper Spencer Richey to a short-term agreement on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
Whitecaps FC Match Day Roster – CCL Group Stage Match 2
Goalkeepers (2): Spencer Richey, Paolo Tornaghi
Defenders (8): Fraser Aird, Marcel de Jong, David Edgar, Brett Levis, Tim Parker, Cole Seiler, Jordan Smith, Kendall Waston
Midfielders (8): Marco Bustos, Alphonso Davies, Andrew Jacobson, Matías Laba, Ben McKendry, Nicolás Mezquida, Cristian Techera, Russell Teibert
Strikers (3): Erik Hurtado, Masato Kudo, Blas Pérez