Whitecaps FC Announce 11 Additions to 2012 PDL Roster

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Vancouver Whitecaps FCSquad will feature MLS, college, and Residency players 

Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today the addition of 11 players to the club’s 2012 United Soccer Leagues (USL) Premier Development League (PDL) team now known as Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23. Seven of the 11 players have previously played with Whitecaps FC development teams, while nine players have played college or university soccer in British Columbia. 

“We?re really pleased to bring in a quality group of players, and that’s due to our close relationship with these collegiate soccer programs,” said Dan Lenarduzzi, Whitecaps FC director of soccer development. “We talked to the coaches and they recommended their top players to us some of whom we’ve had in our program before. It will be exciting to see them in Whitecaps FC colours this season.” 

Returning to the club are defenders Bobby Jhutty of Douglas College and Tyrin Hutchings of the University of Alberta, as well as midfielders Cam Hundal from the University of Victoria, Gagandeep Dosanjh and Navid Mashinchi from the University of British Columbia, Gagan Josan of Simon Fraser University, and Shawn Parkes of Trinity Western University. 

Dosanjh, Jhutty, Hutchings, and Mashinchi all previously played with the club in the PDL as part of the Whitecaps FC Residency program. Additionally, Dosanjh and Mashinchi were both called up to the Whitecaps FC first team in 2008, with Mashinchi making one appearance in the USL First Division on July 23, 2008, against Charleston Battery. 

Hundal and Josan, meanwhile, were members of the Whitecaps FC Prospects program, while Parkes played the 2009 Pacific Coast Soccer League season with the Prospects. 

New to the club are midfielders James Farenhorst of Trinity Western University, Sang Hwang of Simon Fraser University, Michael Marousek of St. Francis Xavier University, and Reynold Stewart of Douglas College. 

First Name              Last Name                School 

Gagandeep               Dosanjh                     University of British Columbia 

James                      Farenhorst                 Trinity Western University 

Cam                         Hundal                      University of Victoria 

Tyrin                        Hutchings                  University of Alberta 

Sang                       Hwang                       Simon Fraser University 

Bobby                     Jhutty                        Douglas College 

Gagan                     Josan                        Simon Fraser University 

Michael                   Marousek                   St.Francis Xavier University 

Navid                      Mashinchi                   University of British Columbia 

Shawn                    Parkes                       Trinity Western University 

Reynold                  Stewart                      Douglas College 

In addition to these 11 players, Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 will feature up to three Major League Soccer (MLS) players on loan per match. Rounding out the roster will be members of the Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency squad, including goalkeeper Sean Melvin , defenders Adam Polakiewicz , Declan Rodriguez and Daniel Stanese , midfielders Wesley Cain , Spencer DeBoice , Yassin Essa , Ben Fisk and Ben McKendry , and striker Carlos Marquez . 

Whitecaps FC U-23 begin their PDL campaign this coming Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. PT at home to defending PDL champions Kitsap Pumas at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. The match is open to the public and admission is free of charge.

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