Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Whitecaps Sign Canadian Defender/midfielder Levis to Multi-Year Contract

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Whitecaps Sign Canadian Defender/midfielder Levis to Multi-Year Contract

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Whitecaps sign Saskatoon native Levis

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VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Whitecaps have signed Canadian defender/midfielder Brett Levis to a multi-year first-team contract.

The contract is through 2017 with options for 2018 and 2019.

Levis, who was born and raised in Saskatoon, is the first-ever player from the University of Saskatchewan to sign a Major League Soccer contract.

Levis joined the Whitecaps organization in 2014, playing one season in the USL Premier Development League with Whitecaps FC U-23. He became one of the first players signed to Whitecaps FC 2 in February 2015, and recorded eight goals and four assists in 40 appearances in less than two seasons in the USL.

"Brett is a great example of a player who took his opportunity," said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson. …

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