HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on a transfer from Puebla on Dec. 16, 2019 through 2022 with an option for 2023
A prolific striker with close to a decade of experience in the Mexican and Uruguayan top leagues, Lucas Cavallini joined Whitecaps FC in December 2019 following a club record transfer fee. He led the 'Caps with six goals, including four game-winners, tied for second across MLS in 2020.
INTERNATIONAL: Cavallini has scored 11 goals in 17 senior national team appearances for Canada, including strikes against regional powerhouses in Mexico and the US.
OUTSIDE MLS: Began his pro career in 2012 with Club Nacional, one of Uruguay's and South America's top clubs, after moving to their youth academy from Canada in 2009. During his five plus seasons in the Primera Division with Nacional, Juventud, Fenix, and Peñarol, Cavallini scored 44 goals and added 11 assists in 125 appearances across all competitions. His strong play there earned him a move to Liga MX with Puebla, where he registerd 29 goals and eight assists in 81 appearances across all competitions with the club.