Sean Melvin - Vancouver Whitecaps - Homegrown
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Vancouver Whitecaps sign goalkeeper Sean Melvin to Homegrown contract

TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing

The Vancouver Whitecaps announced on Monday that goalkeeper Sean Melvin has signed an Homegrown Player contract for 2018, with options for 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Previously with Vancouver’s USL affiliate Fresno FC, Melvin will join the Whitecaps’ MLS roster upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC). He’s the second ‘Caps Homegrown signing of the year, following David Norman Jr.

"Sean is another product of what we’re trying to build with our development system here in the club," said head coach Carl Robinson in a club release. "He approaches his craft with the right mentality and work ethic, and it has shown in his improvement over the years. He will complement our goalkeeper union as he continues to learn.”

Over the past two years, the Victoria, B.C. native featured for Whitecaps FC 2 in USL, making 21 starts and appearances, and recording 80 saves, four clean sheets, and a 1.76 goals-against average.

Melvin originally joined the Whitecaps in 2010, beginning with the ‘Caps U-18 Residency side. He also played in the PDL, suiting up for the Whitecaps FC U-23 team in 2011 and 2013, as well as Calgary Foothills FC in 2015.

In college, Melvin played three years for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington from 2013 through 2015, starting 43 of his 45 appearances for the Seahawks, and recording 122 saves, 11 clean sheets and a 1.25 goals-against average.

In international action, Melvin has made one appearance for Canada’s senior national team, taking part in their 4-2 friendly win over Bermuda in January 2017.

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