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Whitecaps sign goalkeeper Cody Cropper

Apr 24, 2021; New York, New York, USA; FC Cincinnati goalkeeper Cody Cropper (1) looks on against New York City FC during the first half at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The Vancouver Whitecaps signed free agent goalkeeper Cody Cropper on Tuesday to a one-year deal with a club option for 2023.

Cropper, 29, last appeared in MLS for FC Cincinnati, playing one game last season and allowing five goals.

The American began his professional career in England with Southampton’s U21 team and Milton Keynes Dons. He made 35 starts for New England Revolution in 2017 and 2019, allowing 67 goals.

“Cody brings MLS and overseas experience to our young goalkeeping group.” said Axel Schuster, Whitecaps FC sporting director. “He is a great fit in our team, and we are pleased to welcome him to the club.”

Before the season, Vancouver traded starting goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau, also a Canadian national team player, to Los Angeles FC. The Whitecaps started Thomas Hasal in their first three matches of 2022.

–Field Level Media