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Vancouver Whitecaps re-sign Jake Nerwinski through 2022 MLS season

TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Re-signed

Right back Jake Nerwinski has re-signed with Vancouver Whitecaps FC through the 2022 MLS season with an option for 2023, the club announced Tuesday. 

Nerwinski, 26, has three goals and six assists in 92 games (85 appearances). The New Jersey native was originally selected No. 7 overall in the 2017 SuperDraft out of UConn.

"Year-over-year, Jake puts the work in behind the scenes and sets a good example for our younger players," head coach Marc Dos Santos said in a release. "In addition to his professionalism on the field, he also leads off the field by sharing his time with important community initiatives. We are happy to finalize Jake’s new contract and pleased he will continue to be a member of our club.”

Nerwinski is the second-longest tenured Vancouver player behind midfielder Russell Teibert. In MLS play, he’s Vancouver’s all-time leader in blocks, recoveries, tackles won and duels won. He’s second in assists and interceptions.

Nerwisnki also won the 2020 Jock MacDonald Unsung Hero award for his contributions on and off the pitch. He’s worked extensively with BC Children’s Hospital and Hope and Health, two local centers.

“I am very happy to have signed a new contract here in Vancouver,” Nerwinski said in a release. “I look forward to continuing my career in the city I have called my home for the past four years and grateful that this club has given me the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a professional soccer player. 

“I'm proud to play for an organization that has shown confidence and trust in my abilities. I'll continue to work hard every day to show my commitment to this club, to my teammates and to our fans.”

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