The Vancouver Whitecaps have rewarded midfielder/striker Alphonso Davies for his impressive pre-season camp, signing the 15 year old to a professional contract with their USL affiliate, WFC 2. The club did the same for 18 year old defender/midfielder Matthew Baldisimo.
Baldisimo comes with the Canuck connection, having been born and raised in Burnaby. He's been part of the Whitecaps since he joined the pre-residency program back in 2011.
Davies was born in Liberia, but raised in Edmonton Alberta. According to the Whitecaps media release, he is now the youngest player in the USL.
Date of Birth: January 20, 1998 in Vancouver, BC
Hometown: Burnaby, BC
Youth Club: Burnaby Selects
Date of Birth: November 2, 2000 in Monrovia, Liberia
Hometown: Edmonton, AB
Youth Club: Edmonton Strikers
Both players are in Portland with the first team Whitecaps for the Simple Invitational.