Vancouver, BC - the Vancouver Whitecaps FC2 announced on Wednesday morning the signing of two Canadian players that will bolster coach Alan Koch's squad for the upcoming 2016 USL season.
Joining the Thundercaps are D/MF Giuliano Frano and F Daniel Haber. Frano will be familiar with USL having played with the Seattle Sounders FC2 in 2015. Haber, however, will have to adjust to his new club and league having played for Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon FC in Israel's second division last year.
"We're excited to add Daniel and Giuliano to what is already a very competitive group. These are two talented young Canadians, one with three years of experience in Europe and the other with a year in the USL under his belt. Both players strengthen our roster as we head in to our second season."
~WFC2 Head Coach Alan Koch
WFC2 defender/midfielder Giuliano Frano:
- Started 22 of his 25 USL appearances for Sounders FC 2 in 2015, scoring two goals (both match-winners)
- Started all 34 matches in his two years atBoston College, leading the Golden Eagles with four goals as a junior in 2013
- Teammates with WFC2 defender Jackson Farmer on Canada's U-23 men's national team at the 2015 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship
Date of Birth: May 16, 1993
Place of Birth: Mississauga, Ontario
Last Club: Seattle Sounders FC 2 (USL)
WFC2 striker Daniel Haber:
- Five appearances for Canadian senior men's national team
- Three years of professional experience playing in Israel and Cyprus
- In college, named first-team All-American, Ivy League Player of the Year, and a Hermann Trophy finalist after tallying 18 goals and seven assists as a junior for Cornell
Date of Birth: May 20, 1992
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario
Last Club: Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon FC (Liga Leumit - Israel)
WFC2's 2016 season kicks off on March 24th, when they play the Orange County Blues FC at Anteater Stadium in Irvine, CA.