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Vancouver Whitecaps bring in Canadian young gun Carducci

MLS club Vancouver Whitecaps have signed Canada U17 international Marco Carducci to a professional contract.

The 17-year old goalkeeper has joined the Whitecaps senior roster as a Homegrown Player after developing in the Canadian clubs Residency program.

Calgary, Alberta native Carducci, who is a two-time Canada U17 Player of the Year award winner, is the eighth HP to make it to Vancouver's list from the youth academy and is delighted to now be a part of the senior list.

"I'm really looking forward to this opportunity," said Carducci in a club statement.

"Spending the last two and a half years with the Residency program, I saw a lot of the support from the club and fans right from the start.

"Now to be able to make the next step up to the first team is a huge honour for me. That was always my goal coming in and I'm really excited for the future."

Carducci, who holds dual Canadian and Italian citizenship, will work closely with Danish gloveman David Ousted and former Inter Milan keeper Paolo Tornaghi in continuing his development at BC Place.

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