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Vancouver Whitecaps secure Russell Teibert to new deal

Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that the club has re-signed Canadian midfielder Russell Teibert to a multi-year deal.

Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

"Russell is a big part of our club and will continue to be for a number of years," said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson. "I've said it before but Russell is going to be the future captain of the club. He leads by example on and off the field, is one of the fittest players in the league, and has a fantastic understanding of the game."

Teibert, 21, joined Whitecaps FC's Residency program during its second year of existence in 2008 and has been a member of the club ever since. After spending two plus years within the club's developmental setup, the Niagara Falls, Ontario native signed a Homegrown contract prior to the start of Vancouver's inaugural MLS season in 2011.

"I am extremely proud to be a member of this club," added Teibert. "Since arriving in Vancouver when I was 15, the city has embraced me and I am very thankful. This club is heading in the right direction and I'm excited to be a part of its future."

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