It feels like we've been talking about it for ages, but it's only been since last summer that the seeds for Vancouver Whitecaps' USL team were sewn. Those seeds have now sprouted and the team is coming together, with open tryouts this weekend and their preseason training camp kicking off on Monday.
The 'Caps have announced the first three signings to the USL squad - all Residency graduates and all in this special WFC2 episode of "There's Still Time", the AFTN podcast.
We have exclusive one to one chats with defender Jackson Farmer and midfielder Mitch Piraux about the signing of their first professional contracts, what the USL team means to their development and being involved in last year's Voyageurs Cup squad. Farmer also tells us about making the transition from centre defender to right back and his recent trip to the World Cup qualifiers with the Canadian U20 team.
And there's still time for our thoughts on the team and some training scrum audio from the other USL signing Jordan Haynes and head coach Alan Koch.