Vancouver Whitecaps sign forward Myer Bevan from USL side


Vancouver Whitecaps FC added depth to their forward corps on Wednesday, announcing the signing of Myer Bevan to an MLS contract for the 2018 season, with club options for each of the following three years.

The 20-year-old comes to the Whitecaps from the team's former USL side, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, which he joined during the 2017 USL season. He scored three goals in 13 appearances for the team.

Bevan is a New Zealand international, making his senior team debut in September and scoring in his second appearance for the All Whites. He also appeared in the 2017 U-20 World Cup for New Zealand, scoring two goals in that tournament. At the same time, Bevan will count as a domestic player for the Whitecaps, as he holds dual citizenship with Canada through his family.

"Myer is an exciting option for us. He's got great movement. He likes to get in the box," said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson in a team statement. "He's young, he's hungry, and it will take a little bit of time for us to develop him. We're excited to get him working with the group."

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ROSTERED PLAYERS (22 of 30 spots filled as of Dec. 13, 2017):

GK (1): Stefan Marinovic (INT'L)
DEF (7): Sam Adekugbe, Marcel de Jong, Brett Levis, Aaron Maund, Jake Nerwinski, Tim Parker, Kendall Waston (INT'L)
MID (10): Alphonso Davies (HG), Aly Ghazal (INT'L), Bernie Ibini-Isei (INT'L), Nicolas Mezquida (INT'L), David Norman Jr. (HG), Yordy Reyna (INT'L), Brek Shea (DP), Tony Tchani, Cristian Techera (INT'L), Russell Teibert
FWD (4): Myer Bevan, Anthony Blondell (INT'L), Erik Hurtado, Kei Kamara

OFFSEASON ACQUISITIONS (5): Myer Bevan, Anthony Blondell, Kei Kamara, David Norman Jr., Russell Teibert
OFFSEASON DEPARTURES (15): Christian Bolanos (in discussions), Marco Bustos (in discussions), David Edgar (in discussions), Jordan Harvey (in discussions), Nosa Igiebor (in discussions), Andrew Jacobson (in discussions), Matias Laba (in discussions), Ben McKendry, Fredy Montero (loan expiration), David Ousted, Mauro Rosales, Cole Seiler, Sheanon Williams, Russell Teibert, Kyle Greig
LOANED OUT (2): Spencer Richey (on loan to FC Cincinnati through Dec. 31, 2018), Deybi Flores (on loan with CD Motagua through June 30, 2018)

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