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Vancouver Whitecaps appoint Axel Schuster as new sporting director

Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced their new sporting director on Friday, unveiling veteran German executive Axel Schuster as their choice following an “extensive global search.”

Schuster arrives in British Columbia after a three-year stint at Schalke 04, where he served as senior director of professional football, and previously worked as the head of football operations at FSV Mainz 05 for some 16 years. He will oversee “all technical aspects of Whitecaps FC from youth to first team,” reporting directly to ownership.

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