Club trades conditional 2022 MLS SuperDraft pick for the young homegrown player
MIAMI (September 3, 2019) – Inter Miami CF announces it has acquired Canadian midfielder David Norman Jr. from the Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for a conditional 2022 MLS SuperDraft pick. The 21-year-old Homegrown player, who will occupy a spot on Inter Miami CF’s supplemental roster, has joined Canadian Premier League side Pacific FC on loan for the remainder of the season.
“David is a young, creative player who has had an impressive career at the youth levels with Vancouver and the Canadian national team,” said Inter Miami CF Sporting Director Paul McDonough. “We are looking forward to bringing him to Inter Miami ahead of our inaugural season.”
The 6-foot-2 central midfielder made one first-team appearance with Whitecaps FC in the 2018 Canadian Championship and has represented his country at the U15, U17 level, most recently with Canada’s U23 side that featured in the Toulon Tournament.
Norman joined Vancouver in 2007 at the age of nine as a member of the WFC Prospects program. He climbed through the youth development ranks signing an MLS Homegrown contract in 2017, following his first professional season as a member of Whitecaps FC 2 where he was named Player of the Year for leading the team in assists, chances created and duels.
Prior to signing with WFC2, Norman played one year of NCAA Division I soccer at Oregon State University. He started 15 of his 17 appearances as a freshman in 2016 and led the Beavers with five assists, adding two goals.
He is also the son of David Norman, a former Whitecaps FC player who played on Canada’s FIFA World Cup team in 1986.