Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps sign Cody Cropper as free agent

Lizzy Becherano
Cody Cropper signs for the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Cody Cropper signs for the Vancouver Whitecaps. / Maddie Meyer/GettyImages

The Vancouver Whitecaps have signed goalkeeper Cody Cropper as a free agent. 

The 29-year-old former US youth international will join through the 2022 Major League Soccer season with a club option for 2023.

"Cody brings MLS and overseas experience to our young goalkeeping group,” sporting director Axel Schuster said in a release. “He is a great fit in our team, and we are pleased to welcome him to the club."

Cropper kicked off his MLS career in 2016, signing with the New England Revolution and spending four seasons with the Eastern Conference giants.

He had a brief stint with the Houston Dynamo before signing with FC Cincinnati in 2021. He also recently featured for USL Championship side Memphis 901 FC, where he kept four clean sheets across 15 starts.

The goalkeeper has recorded 37 regular MLS season starts across six seasons.  

Before joining the American league, Cropper played in England at Southampton and MK Dons.

Cropper will now challenge Vancouver’s first-choice goalkeeper homegrown Thomas Hasal.