• The Canadian Press

    Vancouver Whitecaps down to one 'keeper after loaning Evan Newton to USL side

    VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps are down another goalkeeper after sending veteran Evan Newton out on loan. The club announced Tuesday that it has loaned Newton, 33, to El Paso Locomotive FC of the USL Championship through the end of the 2022 season. The native of Virginia Beach, Va., came to the 'Caps from the USL's Indy Eleven in 2021 and acted as a backup for 14 games last season, but did not figure into a match. Newton's move comes after Vancouver sent star 'keeper Maxime Crepeau to Los A

  • The Canadian Press

    Defender Lukas MacNaughton joins Toronto FC after CPL title run with Pacific FC

    Toronto FC continued to rebuild its roster Tuesday, acquiring defender Lukas MacNaughton from Canadian Premier League champion Pacific FC for an undisclosed transfer fee. MacNaughton, who joined TFC at its California training camp last week, is signed through 2023 with options for 2024 and 2025. “Lukas played a key role in Pacific FC’s CPL championship in 2021 and we are very excited that he will now join Toronto FC,” Toronto head coach and sporting director Bob Bradley said in a statement. The

  • The Canadian Press

    Forward Ayo Akinola signs new deal with Toronto FC under MLS U-22 Initiative

    Toronto FC has signed forward Ayo Akinola to a new contract that runs through 2024 with an option for 2025. Akinola's deal is part of the Major League Soccer U-22 Initiative which allows clubs to sign up to three young players, age 22 and younger, to "lucrative contracts at a reduced budget charge." Players can occupy the U22 Initiative slot through the season they turn 25. Akinola, who turned 22 on Thursday, is eligible as a homegrown player on his second contract. Under league rules, the maxim

  • The Canadian Press

    Former Vancouver Whitecap Andy Rose joins Seattle Sounders' coaching staff

    SEATTLE — Former Vancouver Whitecap Andy Rose has joined the Seattle Sounders as an assistant coach. The 31-year-old defender/midfielder spent the last three seasons with the Whitecaps but became a free agent when his contract expired at the end of 2021. The Australian-born Englishman began his pro career with Seattle after being acquired via a trade in the 2012 MLS supplemental draft out of UCLA. “We are excited to officially welcome Andy back to our club as he begins his coaching career,” Soun