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Mark Village, Sahil Sandhu and Victor Blasco (a former FC Barcelona youth player) have all been signed by WFC2

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

It seems that WFC2 like to make their signings in threes. Today, another trio was announced.

Mark Village, Sahil Sandhu and Victor Blasco are all coming into the fold from local Universities. Village, a 23 year old Goalkeeper from Abbotsford, BC, spent 5 seasons with the University of the Fraser Valley and backstopped the Cascades to their best ever season in 2013. Sandhu, a 24 year old midfielder, is a Vancouver Whitecaps FC residency graduate from Surrey, BC, and spent his last three seasons with Douglas College. Blasco, a 20 year old Barcelona native, is coming into the team straight out of his freshman year at Vancouver Island University, where he was sent out on loan from Simon Fraser University.

Victor Blasco is arguably the most intriguing of the three signings. He is the first international player to be signed by the ThunderCaps and spent his youth career in the Barcelona FC academy. Given WFC2's stringent roster rules, international spots are prized possessions, so Blasco may be under slightly more pressure to perform than his Canadian peers. However, if he can keep up the form that saw him win numerous PACWEST awards and score 12 goals in 13 games last year, the ThunderCaps could have a gem on their hands.

Mark Village
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6-02
Weight: 185
Date of Birth: November 25, 1991 in Abbotsford, BC
Hometown: Abbotsford, British Columbia
Citizenship: Canada
Status: Domestic
Last Club: University of Fraser Valley
How Acquired: WFC2 free agent signing on March 25, 2015

Victor Blasco
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-10
Weight: 155
Date of Birth: July 1, 1994 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Hometown: Barcelona, Spain
Citizenship: Spain
Status: International
Last Club: Vancouver Island University
How Acquired: Free agent signing on March 25, 2015

Sahil Sandhu
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-10
Weight: 165
Date of Birth: January 5, 1991 in Amritsar, India
Hometown: Surrey, British Columbia
Citizenship: Canada
Status: Domestic
Last Club: Douglas College
How Acquired: WFC2 free agent signing on March 25, 2015

More details on the signings can be found here.