Vancouver Whitecaps signal Tristan Blackmon to lengthen contract to 2023

The Vancouver Whitecaps have re-signed defender Tristan Blackmon to a contract extension by the 2023 season with choices for 2024 and 2025.

The defender has change into an integral a part of Vanni Sartini’s three-on-back system, and commenced him in all three common season matches within the 2022 marketing campaign.

“Since joining the club in December, Tristan has proved to be a fantastic addition and we are delighted to have him committed to our club and city in the long term,” stated Sports Director Axel Schuster in a press launch.

Blackmon first got here to the Canadian aspect in the course of the low season and got here from Charlotte FC. The defender spent his first 4 seasons of his skilled profession with LAFC, made 63 appearances and was on the aspect that lifted the 2019 Supporters’ Shield.

LAFC left Blackmon unprotected forward of the 2022 enlargement draft, which impressed Charlotte FC to pick out gamers in alternate for $ 475,000 typically allocation cash. The North Carolina aspect then instantly switched Blackmon to the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The Whitecaps enter week 4 of the Major League Soccer season with no win, following a draw and two losses of their first three video games. The Canadian aspect travels to Los Angeles on Sunday to face LAFC.

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