Teibert staying put

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Teibert staying put

Whitecaps FC have locked up one of their home grown roster players to a multi-year extension. Midfielder Russell Teibert, who joined Vancouver’s residency program in 2008, will stay in blue and white. Terms were not disclosed.

The Niagara Falls, Ontario native came west in the second year of the programs existence.

“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.”

“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.”

The 21-year-old tied the club record for assists last year with nine. He was also selected to play in the MLS Homegrown Game as part of the All-Star festivities in Portland next month.