VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps have bolstered their depth at goalkeeper, re-signing homegrown 'keeper Isaac Boehmer to a new contract.
The deal will keep Boehmer with the 'Caps through the 2022 season, with club options through 2025.
The 20-year-old from Okanagan Falls, B.C., joined the Whitecaps academy in September 2018 and was signed to a MLS contract last year, before being sent out on loan to the Canadian Premier League's Pacific FC, where he made one start in regular-season play.
Sporting director Axel Schuster said in a statement that Boehmer works hard, continues to grow and will see minutes with the club's MLS NEXT Pro team.
The Whitecaps are currently short on 'keepers after dealing starter Maxime Crepeau to Los Angeles FC in a blockbuster trade last month. The club later sent veteran Evan Newton on loan to USL Championship side El Paso Locomotive FC, leaving Canadian Thomas Hasal as the lone goalkeeper under contract.
Schuster said the club will "add some additional experience to the group in the coming weeks."
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 8, 2022.
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