April 21st, 2024

Midfielder Russell Teibert retires after 16 seasons with Vancouver Whitecaps

By The Canadian Press on March 1, 2024.

Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Russell Teibert announced his retirement Friday, ending 16 seasons with the Major League Soccer club.

Teibert, the longest-tenured player with Vancouver in its MLS era, will move into a front-office role.

Teibert scored five goals and had 24 assists in 301 appearances across all competitions, the fourth-most in club history, with the Whitecaps.

The 31-year-old joined the Whitecaps’ senior team in 2011 out of the club’s academy side and helped it win Canadian championship titles in 2015, 2022 and 2023.

He was named the most valuable player of the 2015 championship as Vancouver beat two-time defending champion Montreal 4-2 in the title game.

Vancouver declined to pick up the option on Teibert’s contract in January.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 1, 2024.

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