HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on August 9, 2019. Signed contract extension through 2021 on February 25, 2020.
A speedy player capable of contributing up top, on the wing or even at right back, Ricketts is a Canadian national team mainstay who spent his entire professional career in Europe before joining Toronto FC. He was an incredible asset for Toronto to bring in off the bench in 2017 and provides a similar spark for the Whitecaps.
OUTSIDE MLS: Ricketts began his professional career with Myllykosken Pallo −47 in 2009. He appeared in 51 matches scoring 14 goals in all competitions during his time with the Finnish club. Ricketts joined Romanian club Politehnica Timișoara in November of 2010 where he appeared in 26 matches scoring seven goals in all competitions. Ricketts signed with Vålerenga Fotball of the Norwegian Tippeligaen in August 2012, where he remained before joining Sandnes Ulf in early 2013. He departed Sandnes Ulf in September 2013 and signed with Turkish First League club Bucaspor Kulübü. He appeared in 28 matches scoring nine goals in all competitions. Ricketts signed with Israeli Premier League club Hapoel Haifa on July 2014 and remained with the club for one season. Ricketts returned to Turkey and signed with Boluspor on August 2015, where he made a combined 18 appearances and scored one goal during the 2014-15 season. Played with Lithuanian side FK Sūduva in the top tier A Lyga in 2019. In 15 league matches with the club, he started 13 times and scored eight goals. In additional competition, Ricketts scored another two goals while making five appearances between domestic cup play and international competition in UEFA Champions League and Europa League qualification matches.
INTERNATIONAL: Ricketts has earned 59 caps for the Canadian national team and has scored 16 goals. He made his debut for Canada on February 9, 2011 in a friendly match against Greece. He scored his first goal for Canada during a 2–2 friendly match against Ecuador on June 1, 2011 at BMO Field. In addition, Ricketts has represented Canada at the 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments.