Vancouver Whitecaps FC have signed goalkeeper Isaac Boehmer from the Whitecaps FC Academy to an MLS Homegrown contract through 2020 with options to extend the contract for future seasons.
“Isaac was with our first team in preseason and has worked hard to improve while developing in our academy system,” said Axel Schuster, Whitecaps FC sporting director and chief executive officer. “We are in a unique situation and this is a good opportunity for him to continue working with our first team and goalkeeper coach Youssef Dahha.”
Whitecaps FC goalkeeper Isaac Boehmer Entered Whitecaps FC BMO Academy System at local Okanagan Academy Centre Selected to Whitecaps FC MLS Academy in September 2018 14 league starts in two seasons with Whitecaps FC U-19 Academy Joined Whitecaps FC Development Squad in 2020
“This means everything to me,” added Boehmer. “I’m very thankful to all the people who have helped me along the way, especially my family. Starting at a young age with the ‘Caps, we drove five hours to training sessions on Friday nights and five hours back. I’m going to continue to work hard, grow as a player here in Vancouver and most importantly help the team.”
Boehmer, 18, first entered the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy System in the club’s Okanagan Academy Centre program while playing with Thompson Okanagan FC in the BC Soccer Premier League. The product of Okanagan Falls, British Columbia was selected to join the ‘Caps MLS Academy in September of 2018.
In two seasons playing in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy league, Boehmer made 14 starts with the U-19 team. Earlier this year he joined the Whitecaps FC Development Squad.
Boehmer becomes the 23rd player from the Whitecaps FC Academy to sign an MLS Homegrown contract with the club.
In his youth Boehmer played with Pinnacles FC in the Okanagan. In February 2016, the young goalkeeper experienced a training stint in Germany with Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04’s youth academy.