One of the most traditional and wide soccer academies in Canada, Vancouver Whitecaps BMO Academy Centre has produced over 75 professional players, including 23 MLS Homegrown signings, two of which were transferred to tier-one European clubs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC current first-team squad has 10 players from our Academy System.
Highlight: Thomas Hasal
A promising young goalkeeper from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan who developed at the Whitecaps FC Saskatchewan Academy Centre, Thomas Hasal joined the Residency program in August 2016. He was signed to the club’s Development Squad in November 2018, and then an MLS Homegrown contract in March 2019.
- DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
2017-18: Hasal made 11 starts in the regular season, plus five more in the playoffs for Whitecaps FC U-19. 2016-17: Hasal started 12 matches for Whitecaps FC U-18 recording seven clean sheets in the process. He also started three playoff matches for the U-18’s.