Vancouver Whitecaps signal ahead Simon Becher from MLS NEXT Professional affiliate

Vancouver Whitecaps sign forward Simon Becher from MLS NEXT Pro affiliate

The Vancouver Whitecaps have signed ahead Simon Becher from their MLS NEXT Professional affiliate, Whitecaps 2.

Becher’s contract runs by the 2023 MLS season with additional choices for 2024, 2025, and 2026.

“Simon joined us from the SuperDraft final January and is one other instance of how necessary it’s to have our MLS NEXT Professional workforce as a part of our path to the primary workforce,” VWFC sporting director Axel Schuster mentioned in a membership press launch. “All through his first yr on the membership, Simon confirmed us he has the qualities that we search for in a participant each on and off the pitch.

“We’re excited for him to make the subsequent step and proceed to develop in his younger profession.”

The 23-year-old was Whitecaps 2’s prime scorer final season, hitting the online eight occasions in 22 appearances whereas including an additional 4 assists. Becher already has MLS expertise, too, discovering the online in an eight-minute cameo because the Whitecaps got here from behind to win 2-1 in opposition to the Houston Dynamo in August.

Becher has additionally participated in three US youth nationwide workforce camp, although he stays uncapped.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling, a end result of a number of laborious work and sacrifice,” Becher mentioned. “I’m so grateful for my household, pals, teammates, and coaches that supported me. To remain in Vancouver makes it all of the sweeter, this membership is constructing one thing particular right here.”

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