HOW ACQUIRED: Signed with club options through 2024 on Feb. 1, 2021. Selected No. 9 overall in 2021 SuperDraft
The 22-year-old Nigerian forward had 21 goals and 13 assists in 56 appearances in three seasons at Akron and brings a work rate that should compliment the Whitecaps attacking corps.
OUTSIDE MLS: Egbo featured for Black Rock FC in USL League Two in 2018, recording a goal and an assist in seven appearances.
COLLEGE: Egbo played three seasons at Akron, collecting 21 goals and 13 assists in 35 starts and 56 appearances from 2017 to 2019. In his last season with the Zips, Egbo led the Mid-American Conference with per-game averages of 0.75 goals and 4.00 shots, and placed second with 0.75 assists while wearing the captain’s armband as a junior. In the previous year, Egbo’s 13 total goals led the MAC, while also landing in the top 10 with five assists. That season, he helped Akron to the MAC Tournament title and a runner-up finish in the 2018 College Cup. The Nigerian-born striker was recognized with a United Soccer Coaches All-America Third Team selection in 2018, as well as All-MAC First Team honors in his last two seasons.