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Whitecaps in need of GK ahead of match vs. Charlotte FC

May 18, 2022; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN;  Vancouver Whitecaps goaltender Cody Cropper (55) dives for the ball against the FC Dallas during the second half at BC Place. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Whitecaps FC find themselves in desperate need of a goalkeeper after Cody Cropper and Isaac Boehmer were placed in MLS health and safety protocol on Friday.

Midfielder Pedro Vite also was placed in protocol on Friday, two days before Vancouver’s road match against Charlotte FC (4-7-1, 13 points).

While the Whitecaps (3-6-2, 11 points) have other midfielders on their roster, they do not have a healthy goalkeeper. Starting goalkeeper Thomas Hasal is sidelined with a middle finger injury on his left hand.

“We are currently exploring all our options at the keeper position for Sunday’s game,” Whitecaps FC CEO and sporting director Axel Schuster said.

Hasal, who has a 1.94 goals-against average, has started all nine matches in which he has appeared this season for Vancouver. Cropper has played in three games (two starts), while Boehmer has yet to see action in 2022.

–Field Level Media