Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Whitecaps fill out roster with four signings
by Ridge Mahoney, March 17th, 2011 6:36PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls, vancouver whitecaps

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] The Vancouver Whitecaps' player list, one of the leanest in MLS heading into its expansion year, is much fuller with the signing of four players who've been with the team during preseason.

Striker Camilo da Silva Sanvezzo, midfielders Russell Teibert and Alexandre Morfaw, and center back Michael Boxall have signed league contracts, the terms of which were not disclosed. All four have been added to the roster and are eligible for the Whitecaps' first MLS game Saturday at Empire Field against cross-country rival Toronto FC.

Camillo, 22, had been on trial with Vancouver following professional stops in his native Brazil, Malta and South Korea. He joins Erik Hassli of Norway, Long Tan of China, U.S. youth international Omar Salgado, and MLS veteran Atiba Harris on the Vancouver cast of forwards.

Teibert, 18, is the team’s fourth Homegrown signing and a Generation adidas player who played for Vancouver in the USSF D-2 Pro League last year. He has represented Canada at the U-17 level and of the four signings is the only Canadian citizen.

Morfaw, 23, also played in the USSF D-2 Pro League last year. The product of the Nantes football academy and native of Cameroon appeared in six matches for Vancouver following two seasons in the lower divisions of Swedish soccer. He has played for Cameroon at the U-17, U-20, and U-23 international levels.

Boxall, 22, was passed over in the SuperDraft but the 'Caps took him with the No. 1 Supplemental Draft selection. The New Zealand international played 78 games for UC Santa Barbara the past four collegiate seasons and wore the Kiwis jersey at the 2007 FIFA -20 World Cup and the 2008 Olympic Games soccer competition.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Where to Watch European Soccer    
Here are 329 places Soccer America readers recommend where you should go to watch soccer for ...
Mario Goetze's beautiful backward nutmeg on Brecko    
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Mario Goetze, Germany's World Cup final hero, not only has a nose for ...
This season's most amazing free kick so far    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] You can hardly blame Hamburg SV goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny for remaining rooted to ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 29] Robbie Keane ran wild in the major-market matchup of Designated Players to keep ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"I've always tried to be a guy who makes the right play in front of the ...
Onus on Cavani for PSG against Barcelona    
[UCL: Three Games to Watch] Paris St. Germain-Barcelona is the marquee match of Matchday 2 in ...
What They're Saying: Paul McGinley    
"I bounced ideas off him all week, he didn't preach to me, he didn't tell me ...
MLS's nouveau riche dominate millionaire club    
[MAKING A LIST] Big money has been flowing into Major League Soccer. Of the 15 players ...
USA and Brazil to play U-23 match in Brasilia    
[DATEBOOK] The U.S. World Cup team never got to Brasilia, falling in the round of 16 ...
Report: Chivas USA set to go on hiatus after 2014 season    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The news should come as no surprise. Chivas USA, sold back to MLS by ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives