Whitecaps transfer Kianz Froese to German side Fortuna Düsseldorf

Feb 1 2017, 10:20 pm

Vancouver Whitecaps FC have reached an agreement to transfer Homegrown midfielder Kianz Froese to Fortuna Düsseldorf in Germany, pending the receipt of his international transfer certificate. The ‘Caps will receive a match played bonus and percentage of any future transfer fees as part of the deal.

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“We thank Kianz for his contributions to the club and wish him all the best with Fortuna Düsseldorf,” said Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson. “This is a good opportunity for Kianz to continue his development both on and off the pitch. This move will also open a pathway for our young midfield players who are ready to compete for minutes.”

The 20-year-old joined the Whitecaps FC Residency program in September 2011 and was signed to Vancouver’s MLS roster as a Homegrown player in September 2014.

The 5-foot-9 midfielder made two starts in 15 appearances in just over two MLS seasons for Whitecaps FC.

2016 Whitecaps 5 1 0 150 0 2 0 3 0 1 0
2015 Whitecaps 9 1 1 208 0 5 1 4 0 2 0
2014 Whitecaps 1 0 0 45 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
TOTAL 15 2 1 403 0 7 1 9 0 3 0

In two seasons of USL play, the Havana, Cuba native recorded four goals and one assist, while starting 21 of his 22 appearances for Whitecaps FC 2, including playoffs.

Froese is a resident of Brunkild, Manitoba and has made two senior international appearances for Canada.

Fortuna Düsseldorf compete in the 2. Bundesliga, the second tier of pro soccer in Germany.