Whitecaps FC Sign Midfielder Vasco Fry and Forward Levonte Johnson to MLS Short-Term Agreements

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March 15, 2023 – Major League Soccer (MLS)Vancouver Whitecaps FC News Release

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Wednesday that the club has signed Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) midfielder Vasco Fry and forward Levonte Johnson to MLS short-term agreements for Wednesday’s Concacaf Champions League match against Real C.D. España and Saturday’s MLS match against Los Angeles Galaxy.

Whitecaps FC midfielder Vasco Fry

Started 21 of his 23 appearances for WFC2 during the 2022 MLS NEXT Pro regular season

Joined the Whitecaps FC BMO MLS Academy in 2018 after previously playing in the academy of Peruvian club Sporting Cristal

Spent 2023 preseason with Whitecaps FC first team, making four appearances

Fry, 21, started 21 of his 23 appearances for WFC2 in MLS NEXT Pro last season, recording a goal as well as three assists.

Prior to joining WFC2, the native of Lima, Peru competed with the Whitecaps FC BMO MLS Academy in the United States Soccer Development Academy league from 2018 to 2021 and spent time playing with the Whitecaps FC U-23 team from 2019 through 2021.

A dual Peruvian-Canadian citizen, Fry originally joined Whitecaps FC in August 2018 after previously playing with the youth teams of Peruvian first division side Sporting Cristal.

Internationally, the midfielder has represented Peru at the youth level, earning two appearances with the U-17 national team.

Fry also spent preseason with the Whitecaps FC first team, making four appearances.

This marks the second time Fry has signed an MLS short-term agreement with the first team, as he previously signed a short-term agreement for the club’s road match against Austin FC last season on April 23, 2022.

Whitecaps FC forward Levonte Johnson

Spent 2023 preseason with Whitecaps FC first team, making four appearances

Recorded 11 goals, six assists in 25 starts in lone season with Syracuse University

2022 MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist, United Soccer Coaches First Team All-America, All-ACC First Team, All-South Region First Team

Helped Syracuse win the NCAA Division I National Championship

Johnson, 23, was selected 29th overall by Whitecaps FC in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft from Syracuse University and spent the entire preseason with the ‘Caps first team, making four appearances. Last month, the forward signed with WFC2 and started the team’s preseason win over Tacoma Defiance on March 10.

The native of Brampton, Ontario scored 11 goals and added six assists across 25 starts for Syracuse this past season, helping the side…

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