Vancouver Whitecaps FC added additional experience to their roster on Wednesday, acquiring goalkeeper Bryan Meredith via trade from Inter Miami CF.
The nine-year professional, who has spent eight combined seasons with Seattle Sounders FC and San Jose Earthquakes before being selected by Miami in the 2019 Major League Soccer Expansion Draft, joins Vancouver in exchange for the ’Caps natural fourth-round selection in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft.
Meredith will join his new teammates in Southern California this week as the ‘Caps continue their preseason camp. The 30-year old native of Scotch Plains, New Jersey is the third goalkeeper on the ‘Caps roster, along with 2019 VWFC Player of the Year Maxime Crépeau and 20-year old BMO Academy System product Thomas Hasal.
The ‘Caps kick off the 2020 MLS season in one month on Saturday, February 29 when they host Sporting Kansas City at BC Place.
“We are happy to welcome Bryan to the club,” said Whitecaps FC sporting director Axel Schuster. “He will bring additional experience and leadership to the group both on and off the pitch.”
Whitecaps FC goalkeeper Bryan Meredith
- Nine-year professional career including eight seasons in MLS
- Spent past three seasons with Seattle Sounders FC, recording two U.S. Open Cup appearances, plus 25 matches with USL Championship affiliate Tacoma Defiance
- Over 50 pro appearances across all competitions
“I’m excited to join Whitecaps FC and look forward to helping the club as we enter a new season,” added Meredith.
Prior to joining Inter Miami CF in November 2019, Meredith was a member of Sounders FC. From 2016 to 2019, his second stint with Seattle, he primarily served as the backup keeper, recording two Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup appearances and 25 matches with USL Championship affiliate Tacoma Defiance.
Meredith originally started his professional career with the Sounders in 2011 as a second-round selection out of Monmouth University at the MLS SuperDraft. He would make his MLS debut in the following year, earning 15 appearances including cup competition as a second-year player.
After stints with Swedish Superettan side IK Brage and North American Soccer League club New York Cosmos in 2013, Meredith returned to MLS in 2014 with San Jose Earthquakes before eventually rejoining the Sounders via the MLS Re-Entry Draft in 2016.
In total, Meredith has 50 starts in 52 professional appearances in his career.