HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Monterrey and signed to a two-year contract uwith a club option for a third using Targeted Allocation Money on Jan. 18, 2018.
Juarez joins the Whitecaps after a stellar career in Mexico. While he has mostly played as a right back in recent years, Juarez is expected to play as a central midfielder for the Whitecaps.
INTERNATIONAL: Juárez has appeared in 39 matches with Mexico at the senior level, including three appearances at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He also helped Mexico win the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2009 and 2011, as well as the 2005 U-17 FIFA World Cup. In addition, Juárez represented Mexico in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which Canada hosted.
OUTSIDE MLS: Juárez joins Whitecaps FC after five straight seasons with Monterrey in the top-flight of Mexico. Most recently, the Mexico City native helped “Rayados” capture the 2017 Copa MX title with appearances in seven of their eight matches. Monterrey also finished second in the 2017 Apertura. Before joining Monterrey, Juárez spent time with Liga MX giants Club America, then La Liga side Real Zaragoza, Scottish Premiership side Celtic FC, and Mexican side Pumas UNAM, with whom he started his professional career. Juárez also came through the Pumas UNAM youth system, before spending two seasons with the FC Barcelona Academy.